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Hanson, Marci J.

Professor and Director of Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education

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Dr. Marci Hanson is the Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education with University of California Berkeley (SFSU campus) and Professor of Early Childhood Special Education in the Department of Special Education. Her primary teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in family systems and services, atypical infant development, atypical learning and development, and infant and preschool intervention.

 

Research Interests

 

Primary research interests and grant activities have centered on inclusion in early childhood education, early social-emotional development, policy in early education, and early intervention for young children who are at risk and/or disabled. Dr. Hanson has published widely in the areas of early intervention, atypical infant development, family services, cross-cultural training, and personnel preparation.

 

Educational Background

 

Ph.D. University of Oregon

M.S. The Pennsylvania State University

B.S., University Of Oregon

 

Grants (Selected)

Careers and Inclusive Resources related to Children's Learning in the Early years (CIRCLE). (Co-Director: Amber Friesen). U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  2013-2018

Joint Doctoral Special Education Leadership Preparation (SELP).U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  2006-2012

Preparing Early Educators for Careers in Special Education (PEECS).U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. 2006-2010

Children’s School Success Project. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH). Subcontract from Indiana University. 2002-2010

Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion.U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. 1994-2000

 

Publications (Selected)

Hanson, M. J., Miller, A., Diamond, K., Odom, S., Lieber, J., Butera, G. et al. (2011). Neighborhood community risk influences on preschool children’s development and school readiness. Infants and Young Children, 24, 1-14.

Lieber, J., Hanson, M., Butera, G., Palmer, S., Horn, E., & Czaja, C. (2010). Do preschool teachers sustain their use of a new curriculum? (Research to Practice). NHSA (National Head Start Association) Dialog, 13 (4), 248-252.

Lieber, J., Butera, G., Hanson, M., Palmer, S., Horn, E. & Czaja, C. (2010).  Sustainability of a preschool curriculum: What encourages continued use among teachers? NHSA (National Head Start Association) Dialog, 13 (4), 225-242.

Odom, S., Fleming, K., Diamond, K., Lieber, J., Hanson, M., Butera, G., Horn, E., Palmer, S., and Marquis, J. (2010). Examining different forms of implementation in early childhood curriculum research.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25, 314-328.

Lieber, J., Butera, G., Hanson, M., et al., (2009).  Factors that influence the implementation of a new preschool curriculum: Implications for professional development.  Early Education and Development, 20, 456-481.

Odom, S. L., Vitztum, J., Wolery, R., Lieber, J., Sandall, S., Hanson, M. J., Beckman, P., Schwartz, I., & Horn, E.  (2004).  Preschool inclusion in the United States:  A review of research from an ecological systems perspective. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 4 (1), 17-49.

Hanson, M. J. (2003). Twenty-five years after early intervention: A follow-up study of children with Down syndrome and their families. Infants and Young Children, 16,354-365.

Soodak, L. Erwin, E., Winton, P. Brotherson, M.J., Turnbull, A., Hanson, M. J., &  Brault, L., (2002). Implementing inclusive early childhood education: A call for professional empowerment. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 22, 91-102.

Hanson, M.J., Horn, E., Sandall, S., Beckman, P., Morgan, M., Marquart, J., Barnwell, D., & Chou, H.Y. (2001). After preschool inclusion: Children’s educational pathways over the early school years. Exceptional Children, 68, 65-83.

Hanson, M.J., & Bruder, M.E. (2001). Early intervention: Promises to keep. Infants and Young Children, 13 (3), 47-58.

Odom, S., Hanson, M.J., Lieber, J., Marquart, J., Sandall, S., Wolery, R., Horn, E., Schwartz, I., Beckman, P., Hikido, C., & Chambers, J. (2001). The costs of preschool inclusion. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 21, (46-55).

Hanson, M. J., Beckman, P. J., Horn, E., Marquart, J., Sandall, S., Greig, D, & Brennan, E. (2000).  Entering preschool: Family and professional experiences in this transition process. Journal of Early Intervention, 23, 279-293.

Lieber, J., Hanson, M. J., Beckman, P. J., Odom, S. L., Sandall, S., Schwartz, I., Horn, E., & Wolery, R. (2000).  Key influences on the initiation and implementation of inclusive preschool programs. Exceptional Children, 67 (1), 83-98.
 

Books (Selected)

Hanson, M. J. & Lynch, E. W. (2013).  Understanding families: Supportive approaches to diversity, disability, and risk (2nd ed.). Baltimore:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

VandenBerg, K.A., & Hanson, M.J. (2013).  Coming Home from the NICU: A guide for supporting families in early infant care and development. Baltimore:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Lynch, E. W. & Hanson, M. J. (Eds.)  (2011).  Developing cross-cultural competence:  Working with young children and their families (4th ed.).  Baltimore:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Lynch, E. W. & Hanson, M. J. (Eds.)  (2004).  Developing cross-cultural competence:  Working with young children and their families (3rd ed.).  Baltimore:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Odom, S., Hanson, M. J., Blackman, J., & Kaul, S. (Eds.)  (2003). Early intervention: Practices around the world. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Hanson, M. J., & Beckman, P. (2001). Me Too! Book series including: Introducing Me; It’s time for preschool; My community, my family; My new friends; On my best behavior; and Look what I can donow.  Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
 

Chapters (Selected)

Hanson M. J. & Lynch, E.W. (2014). Diversity, cultural competence, and the assessment process. In M. McLean, M.L. Hemmeter, & P.A. Snyder (Eds.). Essential elements for assessing infants and preschoolers with special needs (pp. 123-158). Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing Co.

Odom, S., Hanson, M., Lieber, J., Diamond, K., Palmer, S., Butera, G., & Horn, E. (2010).  Prevention, early childhood intervention, and implementation science.  In B. Doll, W. Pfohl, & J. Yoon (Eds.), Handbook of youth prevention science (pp. 413-432). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hanson, M. J. & Lynch, E.W. (2010). Working with families from diverse backgrounds. In R. McWilliam (Eds.), Working with families of young children with special needs (pp. 147-174). New York: Guilford Press.

Hanson, M.J., & SooHoo, T. (2008). Cultural and linguistic influences on young children’s social competence.  In W. Brown, S. Odom, & S. McConnell (Eds.), Social competence of young children: Risk, disability, and evidence-based practices (2nd ed.) (pp. 61-76). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Hanson, M.J. (2005). Ensuring effective transitions in early intervention. In M. Guralnick (Ed.), The developmental systems approach to early intervention (pp. 373-398). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Hanson, M. J. (2005). Disability in childhood: Views within the context of society. In H. Goelman, S. Marshall, & S. Ross (Eds.). Multiple lenses, multiple images: Perspectives on the child across time, space, and disciplines (109-121). University of Toronto Press.

Lynch, E.W. & Hanson M.J. (2004). Family diversity, assessment, and cultural competence.  In M. McLean, M. Wolery, & D.B. Bailey  (Eds.).  Assessing infants and preschoolers with special needs (3rd ed.).   Columbus, OH:  Pearson Education, Inc.

Hanson, M. J. (2003). National legislation for early intervention in the United States.  In S. Odom, M. Hanson, J. Blackman, & S. Kaul (Eds.). Early intervention: Practices around the world. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Hanson, M.J. (2002). Cultural and linguistic diversity: Influences on preschool inclusion.

Beckman, P., Hanson, M. J., & Horn, E. (2002). Family perceptions of inclusion.

Beckman, P., & Hanson, M.J. (2002). Community participation of children with disabilities.

Lieber, J., Wolery, R., Horn, E., Tschantz, J., Beckman, P., & Hanson, M.J. (2002). Collaborative relationships among adults in inclusive preschool programs.

In S. L. Odom (Ed.), Widening the circle: Including children with disabilities in preschool programs. New York: Teachers College Press.

Hanson, M.J., & Zercher, C. (2001). The impact of cultural and linguistic diversity in inclusive preschool settings.  In. M. J. Guralnick (Ed.), Early childhood inclusion: Focus on change.  Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

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