My research focuses on early language and literacy development for children with disabilities or considered at risk for poor academic outcomes. I am interested in the measurement of teacher quality in literacy instruction, the use of technology for intervention, progress monitoring and engagement, and community-based research.
I am an Early Intervention researcher and educator, with an emphasis on language and literacy development for children who have identified disabilities or who are considered at risk for poor educational outcomes. My post-secondary teaching encompasses neurodevelopment, child development, especially in the area of language, and early literacy. I have extensive teaching experience in Pk-12 public schools.
My research is centered in the context of community-based research, and involves developing, evaluating and disseminating interventions for young children that can be implemented by parents, teachers and caregivers. I have a strong quantitative methodology background, and have developed, managed and disseminated federally funded research projects.
Ph.D., Special Education, Early Intervention, Washington State University, 2011