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Classroom Environments That Work: Preventing Problem Behavior
Dr. Micki Ostrosky received her Ph.D in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University in 1991. Her past research has focused on social and communication interventions for preschoolers with disabilities, and issues surrounding young children's transitions between settings. She was a collaborator on the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Early Childhood Research Institute.
Currently, Dr. Ostrosky is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the College of Education in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is collecting data on children who are dually enrolled, during transition times (morning arrival and departure as well as afternoon arrival and departure).
Dr. Tweety Yates received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Illinois in 1993. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Yates' research interests include parent-child interaction and personnel development issues in early childhood. She is currently evaluating the validity and feasibility of a parent-child relationship-based model of early intervention in culturally and geographically diverse settings. She is also involved in training, outreach, and evaluation of a story-based creative arts curriculum derived from a variety of cultural and ethnic traditions designed to promote child learning and early literacy skills.