The Conference on Early Learning at the UW

2007 Schedule

Monday, September 24

7:00–8:30

Check-In & Registration

8:15

Welcoming Remarks

8:30–9:15

"Partnering with Parents for Our Children's Futures"
Jone Bosworth, JD
Washington State Director, Department of Early Learning

9:15–10:45

"Early Learning, the Brain, and the Education of Our Children"
Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences
Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington

10:45–11:00

Break

11:00–12:15

“Insights from Neuroscience into the Effects of Impulsivity and Early Life Experience on School Readiness and Social Functioning”
Theodore (Ted) P. Beauchaine, Ph.D.
Robert Bolles & Yasuko Endo Endowed Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, University of Washington

12:15–1:45

Lunch and Networking

1:45–3:15

Concurrent Sessions

 

“Applying Attachment Theory in Early Childhood Practice: Promoting First Relationships”
Jean F. Kelly, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center on Infant Mental Health and Development
Professor, Family and Child Nursing
School of Nursing, University of Washington

“Tourette syndrome - Tackling a Noisy Tic Disorder (without a whisper about medication)”
Samuel Zinner, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Center on Human Development and Disability
Director of Residency and Medical Student Training in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Washington and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

"Starting School the Right Way"
Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor, Experimental Education Unit
Chair and Professor, Special Education, College of Education, University of Washington

3:15–3:30

Break

3:30–5:00

“Child care, early learning, and children’s development: What have we learned from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care”
Cathryn Booth-LaForce, Ph.D., FAPS
Charles and Gerda Spence Endowed Professor in Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Psychology Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability University of Washington

5:00–5:30

Coffee, Cookies and Networking

Tuesday, September 25

7:00–8:00

Check-In & Registration

8:00–8:30

“Vision for Early Learning”
Patricia Wasley, Ed.D.
Dean and Professor College of Education, University of Washington

8:30–9:30

“Early Learning Foundations for Participating in Fast-Changing Global Environments: Some Initial Thoughts"
John Bransford, Ph.D.
James W. Mifflin University Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Washington
Principal Investigator and Director of the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center, a National Science Foundation Sciences of Learning Center.

9:30–9:45

Break

9:45–11:30

Concurrent Sessions

“Autism Spectrum Disorders:  Where are we now?”
Felice Orlich, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Director, Autism Center
Center on Human Development & Disability, University of Washington

“ Diagnosis and Post-Diagnosis Period: The Experiences of South Asian
Muslim Immigrant Families with Children with Autism in the U.S.” 
  
    
Brinda Jegatheesan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood and Family Studies
Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Washington

“From Time Out to Teaching: Supporting young children with challenging behavior in early care and education settings”
Gail E. Joseph, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood, and Family Studies, Educational Psychology
College of Education, University of Washington

12:00–1:30

Lunch and Presentation
Graciela Italiano-Thomas, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Thrive by Five

1:30–3:00

Concurrent Sessions

“Supporting young children's early learning in science”
Leslie R. Herrenkohl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
College of Education, University of Washington

“Effective Strategies for Including All Children in Early Learning Settings”
Susan Sandall, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Special Education, University of Washington

3:00–3:30

Coffee Break & Networking (collect clock hour forms)

3:30–5:00

“Preventing and Treating Behavior Problems in Young Children:  A Parent-Teacher-School Partnership”
Carolyn H. Webster-Stratton, Ph.D., FAAN, FAPA
Professor, Family and Child Nursing
Director, Parents and Children Research Clinic
Adjunct Professor, Psychology
Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington

5:00–5:15

Door Prizes / Collect Clock hour forms