Barbara Fiechtl, PhD

Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND)
Utah State University, Special Education & Rehabilitation
2865 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-2865
Phone: 435-797-3258
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: January 30, 2018

Barbara Fiechtl

Primary Activity Coordinators: Distance Learning
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Early Childhood Alternative Teacher Preparation Program (EC-ATP)
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Barbara J. Fiechtl, M.S


Special Education, M.S. 1979, George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN,

Special Education, B.S. 1975, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Recent Professional Experience & Academic Appointments:

2001-Present: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1987-Present: Clinical Instructor, Department of Special Education, Utah State University

1985-1987: Teacher and Curriculum Development Specialist, Preschool Transition Project, Utah State University.

Selected Grants Awarded:

Training early intervention paraprofessionals and professionals to work as interdisciplinary teams in natural environments. Funded by the Interagency Outreach and Training Initiative, Center for Persons with Disabilities,

$25,000. July 1, 1999 -June 30, 2000.

A Collaborative Program to Prepare Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Personnel. (Sarah Rule and Barbara J. Fiechtl) Funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. $109,606 annually; $328,818 cumulative. January 1, 1998-december 31, 2001.

Selected Publications:

Fiechtl, B.J., & Rule, S. (publication pending, 2001). Case Study, Utah State University, Early Childhood Special Education, Certification Program. In Division for Early Childhood publication Best Practices in Personnel Preparation.

Christensen, A. M., Lignugaris/Kraft B., & Fiechtl, B. J. (1996). Teaching pairs of preschoolers with disabilities to seek adult assistance for simulated injuries: Acquisition and promotion of observational learning. Education and Treatment of Children, 19, 3-18.

Christensen, A.M., Marchand-Martella, N.E., Martella, R.C., Fiechtl, B.J., & Christensen, B.R. (1993) Teaching preschoolers with disabilities to seek adult assistance in response to simulated injuries. Journal of Behavioral Education, 3(23), 109-123.

Rule, S., Fiechtl, B., & Huntington, L. (1993). Preparation of early intervention personnel in a rural state. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 12(1), 9-14.

Selected Presentations:

Rowland, C. & Fiechtl, B. (2000, December). Early childhood in this millennium: The use of videoconferencing to supervise personnel. Paper presented at the Division for Early Childhood Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Olsen, S. & Fiechtl, B. (2000, December). Natural environment, assessment and teaming- It should all FIT! Paper presented at the Division for Early Childhood Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.