Date: October 14, 2009
Contact: Seth Seymour
Institute’s researchers to present discoveries at international conference
New Mexico event is the world’s largest gathering of early childhood professionals
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Three researchers from Siskin Children’s Institute will present their studies and findings this weekend at the world’s largest conference about early intervention and early childhood development.
The 25th annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, held this year in Albuquerque, N.M., is sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood (DEC).
The DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs. Its mission is to promote policies and advance evidence-based practices to support the optimal development of young children with special needs.
The Institute’s doctoral-level researchers, who make up the Siskin Center for Child and Family Research, will present the following topics:
- Dr. Tom Buggey will present a poster about using video self-modeling with preschoolers with autism;
- Dr. Amy Casey will present a poster, with colleagues from the University of Oregon and Vanderbilt University, about providing feedback to teachers;
- Dr. Robin McWilliam will present a session, with colleagues from the University of Florida and Middle Tennessee State University, about improving IFSP quality; and
- Drs. Casey and McWilliam will present a session, with a colleague from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, about zone defense scheduling.
For more information about the Siskin Center for Child and Family Research, visit www.siskin.org.
About Siskin Children’s Institute
Siskin Children’s Institute makes life better for children with special needs and their families. Founded in 1950, the non-profit organization achieves its mission locally and nationally through four initiatives: education, outreach, health care and research. The Institute provides early childhood education where children with and without disabilities learn together; family support and professional development programs; developmental behavioral pediatric health care; and innovative research in early childhood development and special education. For more information about Siskin Children’s Institute, visit www.siskin.org.