Betsy P. Humphreys, Ph.D

New Hampshire LEND Program
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
 
Phone: 603-862-0561
Secondary Phone: 603-862-4124
Email: elizabeth.humphreys@unh.edu
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Last Updated: February 24, 2016

 

Leadership: Associate LEND Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
 
Discipline(s): Human Development/Child Development
Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
National Training Directors' Council
 
Research: coordination of early intervention services across service sectors, medical home,early identification of risk, developmental disability, autism spectrum disorders
Education: Ph.D., Early Childhood Intervention & Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; M.Ed., Early Childhood Education/Special Education, University of New Hampshire, 1997, B.A. Music Education, Westfield State College, 1979, A.A. Special Education, Cape Cod Community College, 1976
Service: Institute on Disability Strategic Team, 2012; Research Affinity Group, College of Health & Human Services, UNH; 2012; Steering Committee, Association of University Centers on Disability Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012;
Co-chair, Steering Committee, Watch Me Grow Developmental Screening System (NH-DHHS), 2012; Screening & Diagnosis Workgroup, New Hampshire Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011; 2012 Proposal Reviewer, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference; Guest Reviewer, Topics in Language Disorders, 2011; Proposal Reviewer, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, 2011; Proposal Reviewer, Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Early Childhood, National Conference, 2010; Guest Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, February 2009; Roundtable Facilitator, David Yoder Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009; Internship Supervisor, Graduate Intern, UNH Early Childhood Special Education, 2007-2008, Project Coach, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Initiative, Community Campus, Portsmouth, NH, 2004-2008, Autism Spectrum Disorders Study Group, Portsmouth School Department, 2006-2008, Consultant, NH Preschool Technical Assistance Network Child Care Consultation Project, 2002-2008, Mentor, Early Education and Intervention Network of New Hampshire, 2005, Facilitator, Citywide Education Roundtables, Portsmouth, NH, 2000, Member, Rockingham County Head Start Advisory Board, 1998-2008, Project Assistant, Public Conversations Project Durham, NH 1995 - 1996

Vita/Bio

NH MCH LEND http://www.mchlend.unh.edu/

Seacoast Child Development Clinic http://www.seacoastclinic.unh.edu/

NH Institute on Disability http://iod/index.html

University of New Hampshire http://unh.edu/

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Interdisciplinary Training Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), University of New Hampshire, 2010-present

Early Childhood Special Educator, Portsmouth Early Education Program, Portsmouth, NH 1997-2008

Adjunct Faculty, University of New Hampshire, Graduate School of Education, Spring 2008

Faculty Evaluator, College for Lifelong Learning, Portsmouth & Concord, NH, 2002-2005

Adjunct Faculty, College for Life Long Learning, Early Childhood Department, Portsmouth & Rochester, NH, 2002-2005

PUBLICATIONS

Crais, E.R., McComish, C.M., Humphreys, B.P., Watson, L.R., Baranek, G.T., Reznick, J.S., Christian, R.B., Earls, M. (under review). Primary care providers’ views on autism spectrum disorder screening at 12-18 months. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Crais, E., Humphreys, B.P., McComish, C., & Wilson, K. (under review). Chapter 3: Additional Developmental Assessments and Treatments. In Handbook of Autism-A Concise Guide (D. Kober & D Treadwell Deering, eds.).

Boyd, B.A., Odom, S.L., Humphreys, B.P., & Sam, A.M. Infants and Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Early Diagnosis to Early Intervention and Service Delivery (2010). Journal of Early Intervention, 32(2), 75-98.

Bailey, D. B., Raspa, M., Olmsted, M. G., Novak, S.P., Sam, A.M., & Humphreys, B.P., Nelson, R., Robinson, N., Guillen, C. Development and Psychometric Validation of the Family Outcomes Survey-Revised. Journal of Early Intervention (under review).

Bailey, D.B., Raspa, M., Sam, A.M., Humphreys, B.P. Promoting Family Outcomes in Early Intervention. Invited chapter for Handbook of Special Education (J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan, eds). Florence, KY: Routledge (2011).

PRESENTATIONS

  Crais, E.R., McComish, C.M., Humphreys, B.P., Watson, L.R. Early Behaviors Indicative of Autism in Infants/Toddlers: An Update. Oral presentation. American Speech and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA. November 2012.

Crais, E.R., Humphreys, B.P., McComish, C.M., Watson, L.R., Baranek, G.T., Reznick, J.S., Turner-Brown, L.M., Christian, R., Earls, M. Parent’s Perspectives on Screening for Developmental Disabilities Including Autism at 12-Month Well-Child Checkups. Poster presentation. International Meeting for Autism Research. Toronto, Canada. May, 2012

McComish, C.M., Crais, E.R., Humphreys, B.P., Watson, L., Baranek, G.T., Reznick, J.S., Turner-Brown, L.M., Christian, R., Earls, M. A Survey Study of Developmental Screening Practices in North Carolina. Oral Presentation. North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association. Concord, NC. March 2012

Humphreys, B.P. Examination of Factors associated with Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in New Hampshire: An Analysis of All-Payer Claims Data. Poster presentation. Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA., February, 2012.

Crais, E.R., McComish, C., Humphreys, B.P, Watson, L., Baranek, G., Reznick, S.J., Christian, R., Earls, M. A Survey of Developmental & Autism Screening at Well-Child Checkups. Poster presentation. American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2011.

Crais, E.R., McComish, C. Humphreys, B.P, Watson, L., Baranek, G., Reznick, S.J., Christian, R., Earls, M. Screening for Autism at 12 Months: Physician and Parent Perceptions. Poster presentation. International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, CA, May 2011.

Crais, E.R., McComish, C. Humphreys, B.P, Watson, L., Baranek, G., Reznick, S.J. Screening for Autism at 12 Months: Physician & Parent Reactions. Paper presentation. American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2010.

Humphreys, B.P, Crais, E.R., McComish, C., Watson, L., Baranek, G., Reznick, S.J. Talking with Primary Care Providers and Parents about Early Screening for Autism. Paper presentation. Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 2010.

Crais, E., Humphreys, B. P., McComish, C. Screening for Developmental Disabilities and Autism During 12-Month Well-Child Checkups: Physician Perceptions. Paper presentation. University of North Carolina, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Research Forum, Chapel Hill, NC, September 2010.

Sam, A.M., Humphreys, B.P., Odom, S.L., Boyd, B.B., Hume, K., Allessandri, M., Gutierrez, A. & Sperry, L. Key Structural Features of Comprehensive Treatment Models for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster session, Institute of Education Sciences, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Crais, E., McComish, C., Humphreys, B.P., Watson, L. Talking To Physicians & Childcare Providers About Autism Early Identification. Invited paper presentation. North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association Conference, Raleigh, NC, April 2010.

Humphreys, B. P., Crais, E., Baranek, G., Watson, L., Reznick, S. J. Christian, R., McComish, C., & Tashjian, C. Identifying Screening Practices During 12-Month Well Child Check-ups. Poster session, Interdisciplinary Training Conference in Developmental Disabilities, Annapolis, MD., March 2010.

Sam, A.M., Humphreys, B.P., Odom, S.L. Key Structural Features of Comprehensive Treatment Models for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster session, Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.,February 2010.

Humphreys, B.P., Sam, A. Evaluating Classroom Ecology: Describing and Differentiating Social Behaviors of Children with Autism. Poster session, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Albuquerque, N.M., October 2009.

Humphreys, B.P., Sam, A. What do you do when you’re worried? North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, October 2009.

Sam, A., Humphreys, B.P. Promoting Positive Behavior Through Intentional Teaching and a Caring Environment. North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, October 2009.

Sam, A., Humphreys, B.P., Hume, K., McDonough, S. Ecobehavioral Assessment of Social Behaviors of Young Children with Autism across Treatment Models. Poster Session, International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, IL., May 2009.

Humphreys, B.P., Sam, A., McDonough, S. Using Ecobehavioral Assessment to Evaluate the Social Behaviors of Young Children with Autism in Two Treatment Models. Southeastern Association of Educational Studies Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, February 20 &21, 2009.

Bock, A., Humphreys, B.P., Sam, A., Wood, T. Including Children with Severe and Profound Needs in Early Childhood Classrooms. Council for Exceptional Children State Conference, Wilmington, N.C., February, 2009.

 

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