Denison Psychology Colloquium Speaker Discusses Research on Down Syndrome
Posted: October 1, 2002
The psychology department at Denison University is sponsoring a presentation in its Colloquium Series by Penny Hauser-Cram at 3:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 4) in the Olin Science Hall Auditorium (Room 114). Her topic is " 'Sometimes I wish I didn't have that Down syndrome': Insights and evidence from a study of children with disabilities and their families." Hauser-Cram, a 1968 graduate of Denison, is professor of developmental psychology at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.
Hauser-Cram's research focuses on studies of selected children and families over an extended period of time, especially children living in poverty and children with special needs. An associate member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood, she also is the principal investigator of the Early Intervention Collaborative Study, another longitudinal study of children with developmental disabilities and their families. She is the co-investigator of the School Transition Study which focuses on the educational experiences of children living in very low-income families.
After earning her Denison degree in psychology, Hauser-Cram received her master's degree in child study from Tufts University and her doctorate in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. While at Harvard, she was co-chair of the editorial board of the Harvard Educational Review.
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