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Tweety Yates

Educational Background

  • 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-present
  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor/Co-PI and Project Coordinator, Special Education, University of Illinois, 2000-present
  • 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
  • Member, Human Resource Committee (Personnel Subcommittee), Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention, 1992-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
  • Doctoral Student Award, Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, 1992

Grants

  • Senior Personnel, DELL-D Developing Early Language and Literacy in Danville, U.S. Department of Education, 2007-2011

Select Publications

  • McCollum, J., Gooler, F., Appl, D., Yates, T. (2001). PIWI: Enhancing parent-child interaction as a foundation for early intervention. Infants and Young Children, 14(1), 34-45.
  • McCollum, J., Yates, T., 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.
  • Felner, R., Yates-Felner, T., Silverman, M., Yates, T. (2000). Prevention in mental health issues and social intervention: Conceptual and methodological issues in the evolution of the science and practice of prevention. Handbook of Community Psychology. Plenum.
  • Yates, T. (2000). Building structure into home settings. Early Childhood Report.