Deana Buck, MEd

Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia University Center for Excellence
PO Box 843020
700 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-3020
 
Phone: 804-827-0198
Email: dbuck@vcu.edu
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Last Updated: May 09, 2008

Deana Buck
 

 
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Education/Special Education
 
Research: Impact of professional development on inclusive child change as a result
Education: Designing and implementing early ch8ildhood initiatives that include children with disabilites
Service: Strengthening community supports to meet the developmental needs of young children using working models of intervention child find approaches.

Vita/Bio

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

NAME:  Deana McGuire Buck             

 

TITLE IN PROPOSAL:  Program Group Leader - Education/Early Intervention

 

EDUCATION:

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

YEAR

CONFERRED

FIELD OF STUDY

University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

 

Longwood College, Farmville VA

 

M.Ed.

 

B.S.

 

1985

 

1983

Education of the Hearing Impaired

Speech Pathology and Audiology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND APPOINTMENTS:

2006-present - Program Group Leader, Education/Early Intervention, Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University

2004-present - Project Director, Include Me, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

2002-present - Project Director, Integrated Training Collaborative, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

2000-2006 - Team Leader, Early Childhood Team, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

1998-2000 - Project Director, Physicians as Partners Project, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

1999-2000 - Project Director, Windows of Opportunity Project, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

1994-present - Project Director, Richmond Infant Council, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

1992-1994 - Project Coordinator, Family-Centered Financing Project, Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU

1990-1992 - Training Director and Technical Assistance Provider, Part H Office, Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

1987-1990 - Project Coordinator, Trans/Team Outreach, Child Development Resources

1985-1987 - Service Coordinator/Assessment Team Member, Infant/Parent Program, Child Development Resources

 

OFFICES/MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ADVISORY COUNCILS, BOARDS:

2004-present - Member, VDOE Early Childhood Priority Project

2001-present - Member, Integrated Training Collaborative

1999-present - Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University

1996-2001 - Founding Board Member, Children's Health Involving Parents (CHIP), Richmond VA

1998-present - Member, Council Coordinators Association of Virginia (CoCoA)

1994 - President, Virginia DEC

 

MAJOR RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL INTEREST:

Early Intervention  - Particular areas of interest include natural environments, service coordination, and funding supports and resources;  Inclusive Education

Member, Natural and Inclusive Environments Community of Practice (7/2006-present)

 

PUBLICATIONS and PRODUCTS:

Woodruff, G., Garland, C. & Buck, D. (1989).  Case Management.  Reston, VA: Division for Early Childhood.

Garland, C., Frank, A., Buck, D. & Seklemian, P. (1992).  Skills Inventory for Teams.  Lightfoot, VA:  Child Development Resources.

Buck, D. (1992) (Producer).  Transdisciplinary Arena Assessment Process.  Lightfoot, VA: Child Development Resources.

Buck, D. & Yoder, T. (1994). Optimizing Financial Resources for Family Centered Early Intervention Services: A Guide for Local Interagency Coordinating Councils. Richmond, VA: Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities.

Buck, D., & Shannon, P. (1999).  Assessing the Early Intervention Training and Information Needs of Family Practice Physicians and Pediatricians in Virginia. VCU: Richmond.

Buck, D., Uhl, M., & Yoder, T. (2001). Optimizing Financial Resources for Family Centered Early Intervention Services: A Guide for Local Interagency Coordinating Councils. Richmond, VA: Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities.

Buck, D., Cox, A., Shannon, P. & Hash, K. (2001).  Building Collaboration among Physicians and Other Early Intervention Providers: Practices that Work. Baltimore, MD. Infant & Young Children: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Special Care Practices.

Buck, D., Cox, A., Uhl, M. & Yoder, T. (Eds) (2001).  Kaleidoscope:  New Perspectives in Service  Coordination.  Richmond, VA:  Partnership for People with Disabilities. 

Buck, D. & Hill, C. (Eds) (2004).  Kaleidoscope:  New Perspectives in Service Coordination. (Level I and Level II).  Richmond, VA:  Partnership for People with Disabilities. 

Buck, D. & Hill, C. (Eds) (2006).  Kaleidoscope:  New Perspectives in Service Coordination (Level I and Level II).  Richmond, VA:  Partnership for People with Disabilities.