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February 15, 2021

New App Supports Families to Address Challenging Behaviors at Home

Challenging behaviors in young children often occur at home during daily routines and activities, according to Angel Fettig, Haring Center researcher and UW College of Education associate professor. A family may be working with a professional interventionist to address these behaviors, but that professional is unlikely to be there in the moment to observe the…


January 21, 2021

The Pyramid Model in Washington: Supporting All Children

“Washington State strives to better meet the needs of all learners and families, but we need to develop the infrastructure to support early childhood special education,” says Ariane Gauvreau (PhD ‘15), senior director for professional development and training at the Haring Center. The state is seeking to do just that. One of the ways they…


December 15, 2020

Teaching Through a Pandemic

Plexiglass barriers. A classroom with two students. Physical therapy through a computer screen. This is just another day at the Haring Center’s Experimental Education Unit (EEU), which is offering a hybrid learning model this school year. Preschool and Kindergarten students come to the EEU two days a week, either Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and…


November 17, 2020

New Research Offers Practical Principles to Guide Behavior Analyst Ethical Code

“Imagine you’re a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and there is a child who you are uniquely qualified to help, but you have another relationship with the family as they go to your church,” says Nancy Rosenberg, Haring Center researcher and associate teaching professor at the University of Washington College of Education (CoE). “Do you…


October 21, 2020

Inclusion in Online Learning: Professional Development and Training

As online learning rapidly became the ‘new normal’ this year, the Haring Center stepped up to ensure inclusion was at the forefront. The Haring Center’s Framework for Online Support comprises a tiered system, at the base of which is ensuring support for families’ basic needs, and moves up through managing behaviors, developing curricula and monitoring…


Inclusion in Online Learning: Research

As online learning rapidly became the ‘new normal’ this year, the Haring Center stepped up to ensure inclusion was at the forefront. The Haring Center’s Framework for Online Support comprises a tiered system, at the base of which is ensuring support for families’ basic needs, and moves up through managing behaviors, developing curricula and monitoring…


Inclusion in Online Learning: the Experimental Education Unit

As online learning rapidly became the ‘new normal’ this year, the Haring Center stepped up to ensure inclusion was at the forefront. The Haring Center’s Framework for Online Support comprises a tiered system, at the base of which is ensuring support for families’ basic needs, and moves up through managing behaviors, developing curricula and monitoring…


September 15, 2020

Collaborating to Transform Special Education

“When I was a classroom teacher, Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) were the folks I went to the most,” says Carly Roberts, Haring Center researcher and associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education (CoE). Selma Powell, Haring Center researcher and director of the Special Education Teacher Education Program (SPED-TEP) at the CoE, remarks that…


August 19, 2020

Supporting the Early Learning Workforce in Inclusion

“The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us how important childcare is and how hard that work is day-in and day-out,” says Kathleen Artman Meeker, Haring Center director of research and associate professor for the University of Washington College of Education (CoE). “It is vitalthat we provide opportunities for the early learning workforce to get the professional supports…


July 23, 2020

The Haring Center’s Professional Development Unit Welcomes New Senior Director

ariane gavreau

“I am so thrilled to be back at the Haring Center. I began my career in special education here in 2002, and it is wonderful to return,” says Ariane Gauvreau (PhD ‘15), who began this month in a brand new position as the Professional Development and Training senior director. Professional Development and Training Operations Manager…



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