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Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

2016 Impact Factor: 1.366
2016 Ranking: 16/38 in Education, Special
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Erin E. Barton Vanderbilt University, USA

eISSN: 15384845 | ISSN: 02711214 | Current volume: 37 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education (TECSE) focuses on information that will improve the lives of young children with special needs and their families. The practical nature of this journal helps professionals improve service delivery systems for preschool children with special needs. Each issue features reports of original research, literature reviews, conceptual statements, position papers, and program descriptions.

... communicates information about early intervention, which is defined broadly and includes services provided to (a) infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are at risk for or display developmental delays and disabilities and (b) the families of such youngsters. TECSE includes articles on personnel preparation, policy issues, and operation of intervention programs. The intent is to publish information that will improve the lives of young children and their families. Manuscripts from (a) diverse theoretical perspectives, (b) all disciplines related to early intervention, and (c) all authors with information of value to the early intervention community are welcome. There are two topical issues—which address an identified problem, trend, or subject of concern and importance to early intervention—and two non-topical issues.

Managing Editor
Elizabeth Ann Pokorski Vanderbilt University, USA
Associate Editors
Judith Carta University of Kansas, USA
Maureen Conroy University of Florida, USA
Laurie Dinnebeil University of Toledo, USA
Lise Fox University of South Florida, USA
Jennifer R. Ledford Vanderbilt University, USA
Brian R. Reichow University of Florida, USA
Patricia Snyder University of Florida, USA
Brenna K. Wood Lehigh University, USA
Consulting Editors
Harriet Able University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Peter Alter Saint Mary's College of California, USA
Cynthia C. Baughan University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Ann Bingham University of Nevada-Reno, USA
Crystal Bishop University of Florida, USA
Kwang-Sun Blair University of South Florida, USA
Brian Boyd University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA
Jennifer Brown The University of Georgia, USA
William Brown University of South Carolina, USA
Mary Beth Bruder University of Connecticut, USA
Philippa Campbell Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Lynette Chandler Northern Illinois University, USA
Gregory A. Cheatham University of Kansas, USA
Ching-I Chen Kent State University, USA
Catherine Corr Vanderbilt University, USA
Vivian I. Correa University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Carol Davis University of Washington, USA
Karen Diamond Purdue University, USA
Glen Dunlap University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Carl Dunst Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, USA
Lillian Duran University of Oregon, USA
Jessica R. Dykstra Steinbrenner University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Angel Fettig University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Jennifer Frey George Washington University, USA
Amber Friesen San Francisco State University, USA
Peggy Gallagher Georgia State University, USA
Susana Gavidia-Payne RMIT University, Australia
Howard Goldstein University of South Florida, USA
Charles Greenwood University of Kansas, USA
Mary Frances Hanline Florida State University, USA
Jessica K. Hardy University of Louisville, USA
Kathleen Hebbeler SRI International, USA
Mary Hemmeter Vanderbilt University, USA
Robin Hojnoski Lehigh University, USA
Kere Hughes-Belding Iowa State University, USA
Mark Innocenti Utah State University, USA
Dwight Irvin Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS, USA
Hyun-Joo Jeon University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Jaclyn D. Joseph University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Louise A. Kaczmarek University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ann Kaiser Vanderbilt University, USA
Bonnie Keilty Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
Justin D. Lane University of Kentucky, USA
Janice Lee University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Joan Lieber University of Maryland, USA
Karin Lifter Northeastern University, USA
Joseph Michael Lucyshyn  
Bonnie Mcbride  
Amy McCart University of Kansas, USA
Rebecca McCathren University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Jeanette McCollum University of Illinois, USA
Scott McConnell University of Minnesota, USA
Tara McLaughlin Massey University, New Zealand
Robin McWilliam The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky University of Illinois, USA
Kathleen Meeker University of Washington, USA
John Neisworth Behavior Technics Associates, USA
Samuel Odom University of North Carolina, USA
Michaelene Ostrosky University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jennifer Ottley Ohio University, USA
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James Pustejovsky University of Texas at Austin, USA
Cathy Qi University of New Mexico, USA
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Cordelia Robinson Rosenberg University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Steven A. Rosenberg  
Diane Sainato The Ohio State University, USA
Christine Salisbury University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ann Sam University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Susan Sandall University of Washington, USA
Michael P. Sandbank University of Texas at Austin, USA
Rosa Milagros Santos University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Hannah Schertz Indiana University, USA
Alana Schnitz University of Kansas, USA
Ilene Schwartz University of Washington, USA
John Sideris University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Jane K. Squires University of Oregon, USA
Elizabeth A. Steed University of Colorado Denver, USA
Jean Ann Summers University of Kansas, USA
Kenneth Thurman Temple University, USA
Jacqueline Towson University of Central Florida, USA
Carol Trivette East Tennessee State University, USA
Barry Trute University of Calgary, Canada
Richard van den Pol University of Montana, USA
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Dale Walker University of Kansas, USA
Kelly Whalon Florida State University, USA
Michael Willoughby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Juliann Janelle Woods Florida State University, USA
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    Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Special Education
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