Cordelia Robinson, PhD, RN

JFK Partners
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver
13121 E. 17th Ave, C234
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-7680
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Last Updated: June 17, 2009

Cordelia Robinson

Specialty Resource Contacts: Early Intervention Services, Supports, and Service Coordination


D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY BS 1967

Nursing Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN MA 1968

Special Education Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

PhD 1972 Psychology


6/93-Present    Director, JFK Partners, Colorado University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, and Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1992-93:  Associate Director, South Carolina University Affiliated Program, University of South Carolina,

Professor of Special Education, Director of Human Development Center, Winthrop College, Associate Director South Carolina University Affiliated Program

Positions at University of Nebraska Medical Center

Discipline Director, Special Education, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute.

1973-85:  Discipline Director Nursing, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska College of Nursing, Departments of Psychology and Special Education, Omaha and Lincoln Director, Infant Development Program, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute

Associate Director, Research, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute

Positions at Peabody and Vanderbilt University

1970-73:  Assistant Professor and Director, Human Development Education Program, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; Research Associate MRRC (IMRID), J.F. Kennedy Center, Peabody College

B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order). Do not include publications submitted or in preparation.

Mahoney, G, Robinson, C & Perales, F (2004). Early motor intervention: The need for new treatment paradigms. Infants and Young Children. Vol 17, No. 4, pp. 291-300.

Robinson, C & Rosenberg, SA (2004).  Child welfare referrals to Part C. Journal of Early Intervention. 26(4), 284-291.

Rosenberg, S. & Robinson, C. (2004) Out-of-home placement for young children with developmental and medical conditions. Children and Youth Services Review, 26(8), pages 711-723.

Rosenberg, S. & Robinson, C. (2003). Is Part C Ready for Substantiated Child Abuse and Neglect? Zero to Three, November, 45-47.

Bodkin, AW, Robinson, C & Perales, FP. (2003) Reliability and validity of the gross motor function classification system for cerebral palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, Vol. 15, No. 4, pages 247-252.

Rosenberg,S.A.; Robinson,C.C.; Fryer,G.E. (2002). Evaluation of Paraprofessional Home Visiting Services for Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 22(3), pages 158-168.

Mahoney, G., Robinson, C. & Fewell, R. (2001).  The Effects of early motor intervention on children with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy: A field based study.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 22(3), pages 153-162.

Mahoney, G, Kaiser, A., Girolometto, L., MacDonald, J., Robinson, C., Spiker, D. (1999). Parent education in early intervention: A call for a renewed focus. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education,19 (3), pages131-140.

Kaiser, A., Mahoney, G, Girolometto, L., MacDonald, J., Robinson, C., Spiker, D. (1999). Rejoinder: Toward a contemporary

vision of parent education. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 19 (3), pages 173-176.

Jackson, B, Finkler, D, & Robinson, C. (1995).  A cost analysis of a case management system for infants with chronic illness and developmental disease.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  Vol. 10 No.5, pages 304-310.

Jackson, B, Finkler, D, & Robinson, C. (1992). A case management system for infants with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities. CHC. Fall 1992, Vol 21 No 4.

Kaminer, R. & Robinson, C. (1993). Developmental therapies in early intervention. Infants and Young Children, 5(4): v-viii.

Mahoney, G.J., O'Sullivan, P. & Robinson, C. (1992). Perceptions of pediatricians helpfulness: A national study of mothers of young handicapped children. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 34 (12) 1064-1071.

Mahoney, G.J., O'Sullivan, P. & Robinson, C. (1992). The family environments of children with disabilities: Diverse but not so different. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 12(3), 386-402.

Mahoney, G.J., Robinson, C. & Powell, A. (1992). Focusing on Parent Child Interaction: The Bridge to Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 12(1), 105-120.

Jackson, B.J., Hays, B.J., & Robinson, C., (1990) Multiple Delivery Methods for an Interdisciplinary Audience: Assessing Effectiveness. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Rosenberg, S., Robinson, C., Finkler, D., & Rose, J. (1987). An empirical comparison of formulas evaluating early intervention program impact on development. Exceptional Children, 54, 213-219.

Beckman, P., Robinson, C., Jackson, B. and Rosenberg, S.(1986) Translating developmental findings into teaching strategies for young handicapped children. Journal of the Division for Early Childhood, 10(1), 45-52.

Robinson, C., & Hupp, S. (1986). Assessment of the severely handicapped preschool-aged child. Diagnostique, 11,180-192.

Robinson, C., Rose, J., & Jackson, B. (1986). Multidomain assessment instruments. Diagnostique, 11,135-153.

Robinson, C. and Crawford, M. (1985) Recreation as respite; Project PLAY. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 56, 42-44,48.

Rosenberg, S., Robinson, C. and Beckman, P. (1986) Measures of parent infant interaction: An overview. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 6:2, 32-43.

Rosenberg, S. and Robinson C.(1985) Enhancement of mothers' interactional skills in an infant education program. Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded 20, (2). 163-169.

Rosenberg, S., Robinson, C. and Beckman, P. (1984).  Teaching skills inventory:  A measure of parent performance.  Journal of the Division of Early Childhood, 8, 107?113.