Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
 
Phone: 615-936-0448
Email: lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
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Last Updated: August 05, 2014

Lynnette Henderson
 

Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: VKC Research Recruitment Coordinator
UCEDD Associate Director of Community Services
Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment
Community Support
Information/Dissemination
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: VKC Research Recruitment Coordinator
UCEDD Associate Director of Community Services
Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
 
Research: Advocacy for educational, social, and emotional needs of gifted children,
Advocacy for educational, social, and emotional needs of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders,
Stress reduction and support for families who have a member with a developmental disability,
Employment of persons with disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders,
Service: Dr. Henderson is responsible for assisting Center investigators in recruiting children and adults to take part in research. Toward that end, she fosters ongoing and new relationships with community and state agencies, medical and behavioral health clinics, school systems, and disability-related organizations and agencies. She maintains the Center's StudyFinder web-based list of studies seeking participants.
In her role as UCEDD Associate Director of Community Services, she connects the community with UCEDD programs, provides community trainings, and co-chairs the program committee of the TN Disability MegaConference. She has taken the lead in developing the UCEDD area of Emphasis in Employment of persons with disabilities and is part of the Partnerships in Employment TennesseeWorks team.

Vita/Bio

Biographical Sketch

 

NAME

Henderson, Lynette M.

POSITION TITLE

Research Assistant Professor

eRA COMMONS USER NAME

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

YEAR(s)

FIELD OF STUDY

Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, TN

BS

1981

Early Childhood & Elem Education

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

MEd

1992

Gifted & Early Childhood Education

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

PhD

2000

Gifted Studies & Educational Neuroscience

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN

Post-Doc

2005

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

         

A.  Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

1979 - 1980     Practicum Coordinator and Assistant Teacher, Freed-Hardeman College Preschool, Henderson, TN

1981 - 1982     Kindergarten Teacher, Sacramento Elementary School, Sacramento, KY

1989 - 1990     Preschool Teacher, Sonshine School, Murfreesboro, TN

1990 - 1992     Itinerant Gifted Facilitator, Rutherford County Board of Education, TN

1992 - 1993     Kindergarten Teacher, John Coleman Elementary, Smyrna, TN

1993 - pres      Educational Consultant for Gifted Students

1995 - 1999     Supervisor of over 60 Practicum and Student Teachers, Department of Special Education, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

1997 - 1998     Graduate Research Assistant, Institute for Developmental Neuroscience, John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

1998 - 2000     Instructor in Gifted Education, Department of Special Education, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

1999 - 2000     Research Assistant, Hobbs Grant, John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2000 - 2003     Assistant Professor, Early Childhood/Special Education, School of Education, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

2003 - 2005     National Alliance for Autism Research Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN

2005 - pres      Research Assistant Professor for Pediatrics' Center for Child Development assigned to Research Participant Coordinator for Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Nashville, TN

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

 

1990 - pres      National Association for Gifted Children, Tennessee Association for the Gifted

1997 - pres      Council for Exceptional Children

1999                Kennedy Center Graduate Student Affiliate, John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University

1999 - 2001     Society for Research in Child Development

2001 - pres      Tennessee and National Association for the Education of Young Children, Kappa Delta Pi

Honors

1988                Young Alumnus of the Year, Freed-Hardeman University Alumni Association

1995                Peabody Honor Scholarship, Competitive Full Tuition Scholarship with Stipend

B.  Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)

 

Corn AL, Henderson LM. (1997). Editors' introduction to Part I. Peabody Journal of Education, 72, (3,4), 1-5.

Corn AL, Henderson LM. (1997). Editors' introduction to Part II. Peabody Journal of Education, 72, (3,4), 133-135.

Henderson LM, Ebner FF. (1997). The biological basis for early intervention with gifted children. Peabody Journal of Education, 72, (3,4), 59-80.

Corn AL, Henderson LM. (2001). Twice exceptional students. Gifted Child Today, 24, (3), 5-6.

Henderson LM. (2001). Gifted individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. Gifted Child Today, 24(3), 28-35.

Henderson LM, Yoder PJ, Yale ME, McDuffie A. (2002). Getting the point: Electrophysiological correlates of protective pointing. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 20:449-458.

Henderson LM. (2005). Asperger's syndrome in gifted individuals. In SK Johsen & J Kendrick (Eds.), Teaching gifted students with disabilities (pp. 63-77). Waco, TX:  Prufrock Press.

Malow BA, McGrew SG, Harvery M, Henderson LM, Stone WL. (In press). Impact of treating sleep apnea in a child with autism spectrum disorder. Neurology.

Adkins KW, Henderson L, Harvey M, Howard PA, Howard PL, Malow BA. (In press). Practical tips for conducting successful polysomnograms in children with autism spectrum disorders. SLEEP.

Malow BA, McGrew SG, Henderson LM, Stone WL. (In press). Family inventory of sleep habits: Reliability and application to children with autism spectrum disorders.

 

C.  Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

P30 HD15052   Levitt (PI)                                                       07/01/04 - 06/30/09

NIH/NICHD                                                                             

John F. Kennedy Center for Mental Retardation

This grant provides core support for the Mental Retardation Research Center at Vanderbilt University.

Role:  Research Participant Coordinator (Core D)

R01 HD 043292   Stone (PI)                                                   07/01/03 - 04/30/08

NIH/NICHD

Early Social Orienting in Siblings of Children With ASD

The development of social orienting behaviors in the domains of affect and attention will be examined longitudinally in two sibling groups: younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders and younger siblings of typically-developing children who are CA-matched.  Endpoint comparisons between the sibling groups and matched samples of children with autism and with developmental delay will be used to understand the developmental trajectory of social orienting in children at elevated risk for autism.

Role: Recruitment Coordination and Assessments

National Alliance for Autism Research  Malow (PI)                07/01/05 - 06/30/07

Defining the Physiological and Behavioral Components of Insomnia in Children with ASD

The major goal of this project is to identify the causes of insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorders using parental surveys, polysomnography, and actigraphy.

Role:  Recruitment Coordination and Assessments

Completed Research Support

 

National Alliance for Autism Research (Stone)                      07/01/03 - 08/31/05

Developing a Downward Extension of the STAT

This grant provided salary support to work with Wendy Stone in the study of early identification of children with autism.

Role:  Postdoctoral Fellowship