Education Ph.D., Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research & Professional Interests
My research focuses on supporting the social-emotional development and reducing challenging behaviors for young children with or at risk for disabilities. Specifically, I examine factors that influence implementation and intervention fidelity for education professionals and caregivers in implementing evidence-based practices. Another area of my research focus is on intervention frameworks that promote culturally responsive, family-centered practices in early intervention and early childhood education settings to maximize children's learning opportunities in natural environments. I work closely with early intervention professionals in implementing family-centered practices to support families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.