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How to Build and Lead a High Quality Preschool Inclusion Program
Tuesday February 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Erin Barton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University; and Dr. Barbara J. Smith, Research Professor, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Early Learning School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver
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Inclusion is clearly related to better outcomes for young children—but reports from the US Department of Education show the practice has grown just 5% over the past 27 years. In this webinar, learn how to step up the progress of early childhood inclusion. Dr. Erin Barton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Barbara J. Smith, Research Professor, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Early Learning School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver, provided an overview of their book, The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox.
Learn some of the tools needed to:
- Overcome challenges and support high-quality preschool inclusion
- Implement an action plan for inclusion
- Establish a strong inclusion team to make collaborative decisions
Preservice ECSE, school administrators, special education directors, Head Start administrators, and child care program directors will benefit from this live, interactive session.
Erin E. Barton, Ph.D., BCBA-D, teaches courses in Early Childhood Special Education on evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for young children with disabilities and their families and single case research design. Erin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked with children and families in homes, schools, and clinics. Her research interests include early intervention practices for young children with or at–risk for disabilities in natural settings and professional development with early childhood practitioners. Erin directs research projects related to evidence–based practices for young children and professional development systems. She also serves on several editorial boards, and is an active scholar with over 30 publications in major journals and multiple chapters related to early intervention for young children with disabilities.
Dr. Barbara Smith received her master’s degree in early childhood special education and doctorate in special education and public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Smith has held early childhood and early childhood special education positions for the past thirty-five years including early childhood teacher, Executive Director of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children; Policy Specialist, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); and Program Specialist, Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education. She has served as a consultant on state and national early childhood policy, expert witness in right-to-treatment litigation, prepared and delivered legislative testimony to the Congress as well as state legislatures, and has worked with many parent and professional groups in their state policy efforts. Dr. Smith has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 15 books and chapters. She is currently Co-Principal Investigator of an OSEP funded doctoral program at UCD in early intervention and early childhood special education policy and collaborative leadership, and is involved in the OSEP funded national Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). She is the recipient of several awards and honors.
Founded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.