EIEC Webinar: Updating the DEC Recommended Practices


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET



DEC is currently updating the Recommended Practices and has appointed a Commission to oversee the activities associated with that workscope. The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center is supporting the Commission work through their OSEP cooperative agreement. This webinar will give an overview of the Commission's work to update the practices as well as the work of the Topical Work Group on Screening and Assessment. This will be a discussion format.

A Webinar from AUCD's Early Intervention/ Early Childhood (EIEC) Special Interest Group,





Barbara Smith, Ph.D., Research Professor, Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Early Learning School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Barbara Smith's areas of interest include early intervention, early childhood special education, and early care and education policies and program development, leadership and collaboration, and research to practice. She received her master's degree in early childhood special education and doctorate in special education and public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has held early childhood and early childhood special education positions for the past thirty five years including: early childhood teacher; Executive Director of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children; Policy Specialist, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Program Specialist, US Office of Special Education Programs; and most recently, Research Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver.


Jane Squires, Ph.D., Director, Center on Human Development, Professor, Early Intervention/ Special Education, University of Oregon

Jane Squires, Ph.D. is a Professor of Early Intervention/Special Education, Director of the University of Oregon Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon. Dr. Squires directs research and outreach projects in the areas of developmental screening, implementation of screening systems, early identification of developmental delays, and the involvement of parents in monitoring of their young children's development. She teaches doctoral level courses in Special Education/ Early Intervention and directs the Western Center of the OSEP-funded Early Childhood Personnel Center.