NEW Keynote Spotlight: Dr. Michael J. Guralnick
Michael J. Guralnick, PhD will be the Keynote Speaker on Friday, September 30th, 2022.
Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D., is Director of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) and Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Comprised of both a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and a Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the CHDD is one of the largest interdisciplinary research, training, and service centers in the United States addressing issues directly related to developmental disabilities.
Dr. Guralnick has directed numerous research, professional training, and development projects in the fields of early childhood development and intervention, with a special interest in the design and effectiveness of early intervention programs, peer-related social competence, and early childhood inclusion. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters spanning a range of topics and disciplines. In addition to 8 edited volumes, his 2019 authored volume integrated developmental, intervention, and implementation science in the field of early intervention in the context of the Developmental Systems Approach. Major research has included a randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of a comprehensive early intervention program in promoting the peer-related social competence of young children with developmental delays and a multi-context investigation of the factors influencing the peer interactions and peer social networks of children with Down syndrome. Current projects focus on the further development and application of the Developmental Systems Approach to early intervention and international activities designed to integrate research and practice in the field of early intervention.