Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Early Childhood Settings with Diverse Learners
Participants will examine the evidence-based practices necessary for improving learning outcomes and supporting the development of children with diverse abilities in a variety of early care and education settings, including IDEA Part B, Section 619 preschool programs.
Julie Fodor, Ph.D. is currently the Director of the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. She is also an Associate Professor in the University of Idaho College of Education and teaches in the Special Education graduate degree program. Dr. Foder has worked for and with people with disabilities and their families for over 30 years. She has experience as a direct care provider, teaching assistant, teacher, researcher, and an advocate for people with disabilities across the age span. Dr. Fodor’s expertise is in fostering social competence and behavioral planning for young children. Dr. Foder initiated and directed Idaho Positive Behavioral Supports and the Autism Supports programs. She is currently the principal investigator for IdahoSTARS and co-directs Idaho Special Education Support and Technical Assistance (SESTA).