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PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MEd University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Specialization: Autism and multilingual/language development, Cultural psychology, Psychology of human-animal interaction and child development
Research Interest Area (s): Human-animal interaction and child wellbeing; Animal assisted interventions; Language (s) developement and socialization of children with autism; Visual ethnography; Comparative international research
Jegatheesan, B (2008). Access, A Zone of Comprehension, and Intrusion. In Advances in Program Evaluation Series, Emerald Group Publishing: U.K
Sheehey, P., & Jegatheesan, B (Forthcoming). Ka Malama Na'auao Keiki Oiwa ma o ka Ike Ku'una a Nohona Hawai'i: Nurturing the learning of native children with special needs through Hawaiian traditional values and practices. In P. McCardle & V. Berninger. (Eds). Narrowing the achievement gap for Native American students: Paying the educational debt. New York: Routledge
Strong, Z., & Jegatheesan, B (Forthcoming). School culture matters: Empowering and enabling Native American students in public schools. In P. McCardle & V. Berninger. (Eds). Narrowing the achievement gap for Native American students: Paying the educational debt. New York: Routledge.
Jegatheesan, B., & Witz, K (Forthcoming). Waheeda remembering her cat Izzy: A study in the consciousness of a child. Qualitative Inquiry
Jegatheesan, B (2012). Using an adaptive methodology to study human-animal interactions in cultural context.Â Anthrozoos, 25, 107-121
Jegatheesan, B., & Witz, K. (In Press). An Ethnographic Study on Religion, Spirituality and Maternal Influence on Sibling Relationships in a Muslim Family with a Child with Autism. Review of Disability Studies
Sage, K., & Jegatheesan, B (2012). Play interactions between children with autism and their siblings in a European American and an Asian American family. Child Studies in Diverse Contexts, 2 (1), 11-27
Park, H., & Jegatheesan, B (2012). Helping our Children with Homework: Homework as an activity of anxiety for bilingual Korean American mothers. Child Studies in Diverse Contexts, 3 (2).
Jegatheesan, B., Sheehey, P., & Ornelles, C (2011). Teaching for transformation: Preparing teacher candidates to work with Asian American and Pacific Islander students with disabilities and their families. Teacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Monograph, Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions for Culturally Competent and Inter-Culturally Sensitive Leaders in Education.
Jegatheesan, B (2011). Multilingualism and autism: Perspectives of South Asian Muslim immigrant parents on raising a child with a communicative disorder in multilingual contexts. Bilingual Research Journal, 34, 185-200
Sage, K., & Jegatheesan, B (2010). Parents socializing sibling relationships in European American and Asian American families of children with autism in the United States. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 2 (3), 193-213
Jegatheesan, B (2010). Cross Cultural Issues in Parent-Professional Interactions: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions of Asian American Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 34 (3)
Jegatheesan, B., Miller, P., & Fowler, S (2010). Autism from a Religious Perspective: A Study of Parental Beliefs in South Asian Muslim Immigrant Families. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Jegatheesan, B., Fowler, S., & Miller, P (I2010). From Symptom Recognition to
Services: How South Asian Muslim Immigrant Families Navigate Autism. Disability and Society
Sage, K., & Jegatheesan, B (2010).Perceptions of siblings with autism and relationships with them: European American and Asian American siblings draw and tell. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Meadan, H., & Jegatheesan, B. (2010). Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development. Young Children
Jegatheesan, B (Invited, 2009). Muslim Children with Autism Learn to Pray. In Shweder, R.A., Bidell, T., Dailey, A., Dixon, S., Miller, P.J., & Modell, J (Eds.). The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Jegatheesan, B (2009). The Give and Take in the Human-Animal Bond: Three Tales of Spirit Healing. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Healing
Jegatheesan, B., & Meadan, H (2006). Pets in the Classroom: Promoting and Enhancing the Socio-Emotional Wellness of Young Children. Young Exceptional Children Monograph, 8, 1-12.
Jegatheesan, B (2005). I See the Stars: An Autoethnographer Speaks on Fieldwork and Flashbacks. Qualitative Inquiry, 11 (5), 667-688
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2008) When having Autism Means Loss of Family Languages: Children with AutismÂ in Multilingual Immigrant Families in the Pacific Northwest.
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2008-current). Humane Education Research
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2008-2011). The Impact of Culture on the Human-Animal Bond: A Cross Cultural Study with Young Children.
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2010). Native Language Loss and Preservation among First Nations Children, British Columbia.
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2010). Emotion Socialization and Multilingualism
Jegatheesan, B ( PI, 2007). Beliefs and Experiences of Disability in Asian and European American Children who have Siblings with Autism: Pictorial and Narrative Representation
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2007). Diagnosis and Post-Diagnosis Period: Needs and Supports Reported by Asian Immigrant Families of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities.
Jegatheesan, B (PI, 2003-2005). Ways of Being at Home and Community: Language Socialization of Children with Autism in Multilingual South Asian Immigrant Families
EDPSY 536 - Immigrant & Indigenous Children: Socio-cultural & Psychological Contexts of Development & Learning
EDPSY 582B - Ethnographic Research Method
EDPSY 582A - Naturalistic Research: Studying Children in Context
EDPSY 582A - Disability, Society & Culture
EDPSY 519 - Communication, Culture and Young Exceptional Children
EDPSY 582B Multilingualism and Child Development
ECFS 401 - Early Childhood & Family Studies Research
EDSPE 419 - Families and Young Children with Diverse & Special Needs