Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background




Charter College of Education

Division of Special Education

M. Diane Klein
Professor


Office: KH C1072E
Phone: (323) 343-4411
FAX: (323) 343-6165
Email: dklein@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

Dr. M. Diane Klein is currently professor of early childhood special education in the Division of Special Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Klein received her M.A. in speech-language pathology and audiology from Western Michigan University and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Michigan State University. She has worked with young children who have severe disabilities, as well as high-risk infants and their families. She has directed numerous federally funded projects involving caregiver-child interaction, working with infants with low incidence and multiple disabilities, training of early childhood special educators, and training inclusion support personnel. She is co-author of a widely used text in early childhood special education, Adapting early childhood curricula for children in inclusive settings (6th Edition,2004, Merrill/ Prentice Hall):a curriculum and training video for working with families of infants with multiple disabilities Project PLAI: Working with young children with significant and multiple disabilities (2002, Paul Brookes), and two additional texts: Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings (2002,Delmar), and Working with Children from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds (2001, Delmar). Dr. Klein has also produced a variety of training videos related to inclusion support strategies for young children with disabilities in community based settings.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Klein teaches courses in the following areas: language and cognition of students with disabilities; working with families of infants and young children with special needs; early intervention and early childhood special education curriculum and methods; and working with infants with severe and multiple disabilities.


Representative Professional Activities

Date

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS 2002-2004

in press Harris, K.C.& Klein, M.D. (in press). Considerations in the personnel preparation of itinerant early childhood special education consultants. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consulting.
in preparation Cavallaro,C., Chen, D. & Klein, M.D. (In preparation). Working with families of infants and young children with disabilities. Paul Brookes, Publishing
2004 Cook, R., Klein, M.D., & Tessier, Annette. (2004). Adapting early childhood curricula for children in inclusive e settings. (6th Edition). Columbus, Ohio: Merrill Prentice Hall.
2004 McInerney, W., Dinnebeil, L, McWilliam, R., & Klein, M.D. (February 2004). Evaluation of the efficacy of itinerant ECSE intervention models. Biennial Conference of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI). San Diego, CA
2003 Klein, M.D. (July 2003) Strategies in early intervention. Intensive one-week summer institute. Early Intervention Distance Learning Project (EIDL). Northridge, CA
2003 Klein, M.D. & Richardson-Gibbs, A.M. (July 2003). Inclusion support and team collaboration for young children with disabilities in community based settings. Three-day workshop, East San Gabriel Regional Center. Pomona, CA.
2003 Chen, D. & Klein, M.D. (October, 2003). Workgroup on preservice and inservice training approaches: Serving Families and the Infants with Low incidence and multiple disabilities. Annual International Conference of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC). Washington, D.C.
2003 Klein, M.D. & Richardson-Gibbs, A.M. (October 2003). Strategies for providing support for young children with intensive/specific needs. Annual International Conference of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC). Washington, D.C.
2002 Klein, M.D. & Richardson-Gibbs, A.M. (2002). (Videotape Series) Supporting early childhood inclusion: Itinerant Consultation; Coteaching; Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution. Los Angeles California: CSULA , Division of Special Education, Project Support.
2002 Klein, M.D. (2002). Working with families from multicultural backgrounds. In R. Pogrund & D. Fazzi. Early Focus. New York: AFB Press..
2002 Harris, K.C. & Klein, M.D. (2002). Itinerant consultation in early childhood special education: Issues and challenges Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 13(3), 237-247


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