- Ph.D., Special Education, University of Illinois, 1993
- M.Ed., Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University, 1978
- B.S., Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University, 1976
Key Professional Appointments
- Visiting Research Assistant Professor/Project Coordinator, Special Education (SPARK), University of Illinois, 2001--
- Visiting Research Assistant Professor/Co-PI and Project Coordinator, Special Education, University of Illinois, 2000--
- Research Assistant Professor, Special Education (PIWI Outreach), University of Illinois, 1997-1999
- Visiting Assistant Professor/Project Coordinator, Special Education, University of Illinois, 1992-1997
Activities & Honors
- Membership Chair, Illinois Division of Early Childhood Association (IDEC), Council for Exceptional Children, 1999- present
- Coordinator, Midwest Region, Division of Early Childhood Association (DEC), Council for Exceptional Children, 1996-2000
- Secretary, Illinois Division of Early Childhood Association (DEC), Council for Exceptional Children, 1995-1999
- Member, Human Resource Committee (Personnel Subcommittee), Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention, 1992- present
- Doctoral Student Award, Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, 1992-
Research StatementTweety Yates' research interests include parent-child interaction and personnel development issues in early childhood. She is currently evaluating the validity and feasibility of a parent-child relationship-based model of early intervention in culturally and geographically diverse settings. She is also involved in training, outreach, and evaluation of a story-based creative arts curriculum derived from a variety of cultural and ethnic traditions designed to promote child learning and early literacy skills.
- Senior Personnel, DELL-D Developing Early Language and Literacy in Danville, U.S. Department of Education, 2007-2011
- McCollum, J. A., Yates, T. J., Gooler, F., & Bruns, D. (2001). Using "DOTs" to support parents as developmental observers during parent-child groups. Young Exceptional Children, Monograph Series No. 3, 1-12.
- McCollum, J.A., Gooler, F., Appl, D.J., & Yates, T.J. (2001). PIWI: Enhancing parent-child interaction as a foundation for early intervention. Infants and Young Children, 14(1), 34-45.
- Yates, T.J. (2000). Building structure into home settings. Early Childhood Report.
- Felner, R. D., Yates-Felner, T. & Silverman, M. (2000). Prevention in mental health issues and social intervention: Conceptual and methodological issues in the evolution of the science and practice of prevention. In J. Rapport & E. Seidman (Eds.), Handbook of Community Psychology. Plenum.
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