Search Google Appliance


Leslie Munson, Ph.D.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Leslie J. Munson

August, 2008

 

Education

Ph.D.

1996

Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

 

 

1988-1989

Early Childhood Special Education and Special Education Administration,

St. Cloud State University

 

M.S.

1973

Speech Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

B.A.

1970

History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

 

1966-1968

High Point College

 

Employment

Department Chair

Department of Special Education and

Counselor Education

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

September, 2007 -Present

Associate Professor

(Tenure Line)

 

 

Department of Special Education and

Counselor Education

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

September, 2005 -

Present

Assistant Professor

(Tenure Line)

Department of Special Education and

Counselor Education

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

September, 1999- September, 2005

 

Project Coordinator/

Assistant Professor

(Fixed Term)

Project SELF

Department of Special Education and

Counselor Education

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

September, 1998-

September, 1999

 

 

Project Director

Region X

Head Start Quality Center for Disability Services

Early Childhood Training Center

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

October, 1996-September, 1998

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Special Education and

Counselor Education, Division of Continuing Education, Department of Psychology

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

August, 1995-

July, 1998

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Center on Human Development

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

 

September, 1995-

June, 1996

 

Research Associate

Center on Human Development

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

 

March, 1996 -

June, 1996

 

Project Evaluator

Project BLEND, Early Education Programs for Children with Disabilities U.S. Department of Special Education Grant

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

 

September, 1993-

August, 1995

Educational Consultant

 

Susan Gray School for Children,

John F. Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

 

October, 1994-

August, 1995

Instructor

Department of Special Education,

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

 

June, 1994

Research Assistant

Department of Special Education,

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

(Peabody Developmental Intervention Project, Maternal Child Health Grant, Recruitment of Retarded Children's Conversation,

NICHD Grant, and Analysis of Early Motor Skills, HCEEP Grant)

Nashville, TN

 

September, 1990-September, 1993

Speech-Language Pathologist

Scotland County Board of Education

Laurinburg, NC

August, 1989-

June, 1990

 

Coordinator of Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Specialist

 

Department of Rehabilitation and

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Follow-Up Program

St. Cloud Hospital

St. Cloud, MN

February, 1989-August, 1989

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Department of Rehabilitation

St. Cloud Hospital

St. Cloud, MN

October, 1987-

February, 1989

 

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Communication Disorders; and

Department of Child and Family Studies

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

 

December, 1987-

May, 1988

 





 

Clinical Supervisor

Speech and Hearing Clinic

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

September-November, 1987;

March-May, 1988;

July-August, 1988, 1989

 

 

Employment continued

Program Coordinator and Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Parent Education-Infant Development Program, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Fredericksburg, VA

July, 1986-

August, 1987

 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Stafford County Board of Education

Fredericksburg, VA

August, 1985-

July, 1986

 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Private Practice

Fredericksburg, VA

September, 1985-August, 1987

 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

 

May, 1983-August, 1985

 

Speech Pathologist

Mary Washington Home Health Agency

Fredericksburg, VA

 

January, 1983-May, 1983

 

Speech Pathologist

Anne Arundel County Health Department

Annapolis, MD

 

July, 1977-August, 1982

 

Speech Pathologist

Anne Arundel County Board of Education

Annapolis, MD

August, 1973-June, 1977

 

 

Dissertation

Parent-Infant Interaction during Play and Feeding for Infants Who Are Typically Developing       and Infants Who Have a Feeding Problem and a Developmental Delay, December, 1996,      Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D.

 

Refereed Publications and Other Creative Achievements

Chapters

Odom, S.L., Schertz, H., Munson, L.J., & Brown, W. (2004). Assessing social competence. In                        M. McLean, D. Bailey, & M. Wolery (Eds.). Assessing infants and preschoolers with                 special needs, 3rd Edition. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

 

Odom, S.L., & Munson, L.J. (1996). Assessing the social performance of infants and young      children with disabilities. In M.E. McLean, D.B. Bailey, & M.R. Wolery (Eds.),

            Assessing infants and preschoolers with disabilities. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

 

Peer-reviewed Articles

Munson, L. J. (2007). Resources within reason. Young Exceptional Children.1 (1), 40., .

 

Blasco, P., Falco, R., & Munson, L. (2006). Project SELF: Preparing early interventionists

to facilitate self-determination. Journal of Early Intervention, 29, 63-79.

 

Munson, L.J., & Hunt, N. (2005). A teacher grieves too: What can we do for ourselves and

our colleagues when a child dies?. Teaching Exceptional Children, 37, 48-51.

 

Falco, R., Blasco, P., & Munson, L.J. (2004). Participatory action research: A strategy to develop       

parent-professional partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration. In Building on

family strengths: Research and services in support of children and their families. 2002

conference proceedings. Portland, OR: Portland State University Research and Training

Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.

 

Munson, L.J., Winton, P., & Catlett, C. (2003). Working with parents with cognitive limitations:

 Resources within reason. Young Exceptional Children. 6, 29.

 

Munson, L.J., Winton, P., & Catlett, C. (2002). Dealing with loss: Resources within reason.

            Young Exceptional Children. 5, 28.

 

Falco, R., Blasco, P., Munson, L.J., Gliebe, W., & Norgart, D. (2002). Families and    professionals collaborating to promote self-determination for young children. In Building

on family strengths 2001 Conference Proceedings. Portland, OR: Portland State

University, Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental

 Health.

 

Munson, L. J. & Odom, S.L. (1997). Rating scales that measure parent-infant interaction.

Newsletter of the Australian Early Intervention Association (NSW Chapter) Inc. 5(1)

13-24. (Reprinted)

 

Munson, L. J. & Odom, S.L. (1996). Rating scales that measure parent-infant interaction.

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 16(1), 1-25.

 

Yoder, P.J. & Munson, L.J. (1995). The social correlates of coordinated attention. First           Language, 15, 219-230.

 

Yoder, P.J., Davies, B., Bishop, K., & Munson, L.J. (1994). The effect of adult continuing wh- questions on conversational participation in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 193-204.

 

Non-Refereed Publications and Other Creative Achievements
Articles

Munson, L.J. (2004). Oregon DEC calls for members. OR EI/ECSE Express. 3(4), 3.

 

Munson, L.J. (Spring, 2004). Abstract: Parent-infant interaction during feeding and playing for

infants who are typically developing and for infants who have a feeding problem and a    developmental delay. Portland State University Graduate School of Education Research

Highlights.

 

Munson, L.J. (2000, Spring). Providing service to the Portland State University community        through a service-learning course. PSU Faculty Focus, 8(1), 5.

 

Munson, L.J. (1998, Spring). Disabilities in the monitoring review process. ROX HS NEWS, 3.

 

Munson, L.J. (1998, Spring). What's now in Head Start? Riding the Winds of Change:           Newsletter from the Oregon Subdivision of the Division of Early Childhood, 2.

 

Munson, L.J. (1998, Winter). Welcome to the Quality Center for Disability Services. ROX HS NEWS, 5.

 

Munson, L.J., (1997, August). Revised performance standards and behavioral screening. ROX HS        NEWS, 3(4), 5.

 

Munson, L.J., Bauman, J., Brophy, J. & Fink, G. (1997). Analysis of behavioral components of        developmental screening tools. Region X Head Start Quality Center for Disability

            Services, Early Childhood Training Center, Portland State University.

Other

Munson, L.J. (September, 2007 - June, 2008). Monday morning musings, Portland State University

            Department of Education.

 

Munson, L.J. (2004, Rev). Infant-caregiver interaction scale. Portland State University,

Portland, OR.

 

Willis, D., Munson, L.J., Hamilton, J., & Willard, J. in consultation with S. Greenspan.

            (January, 2004). Behavioral health screen (BHS). Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J., McAuliffe, N., & Shillingburg, N. (January, 2001). Infant-caregiver interaction            activities-revised (ICIA-R). Portland State University, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (June, 2000). Evaluation of the implementation of a model of relationship-focused    early intervention in Portland Early Intervention Program (PEIP) Final Report to the Graduate School of Education.

 

Munson, L.J., McAuliffe, N., & Shillingburg, N. (January, 2000). Infant-caregiver interaction            activities (ICIA). Portland State University, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J.. (August, 1999). Infant-caregiver interaction scale 3(ICIS 3). Portland State    University, Portland, OR.

 

Taylor, P., Munson, L.J., Fink, G., & Hanson, M.L. (1998) Region X Head Start Quality Center

            for Disability Services Manual for Coordinators of Services to Children with Disabilities   and Their Families. Portland State University, Early Childhood Training Center, Quality   Center for Disability Services.

 

Cheal, B., Bauman, J., & Munson, L.J. (1998). Region X Head Start Quality Center and Quality      Center for Disability Services Consultant Manual. Portland State University, Early         Childhood Training Center.

 

Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (1995). Establishing the reliability of the Infant-Caregiver      Interaction Scale (ICIS). Unpublished manuscript.

 

Munson, L.J. & Odom, S.L. (1994). Infant-Caregiver Interaction Scale (ICIS) Manual.       Vanderbilt University.

 

Self, S.T., Miller, B.S., Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (1994). Developmental intervention for            infants and young children with complex health care needs. Vanderbilt University.

 

Munson, L.J. (1994). Evaluation of rating scales that measure parent-infant interaction.    Vanderbilt University.

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Invited Presentations

Munson, L.J. & Twombly, L. (2005, November). Using the Infant-Caregiver Interaction

 Observation Tool in Early Head Start. Inservice presented at Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2005, October). Observing parent-infant interaction with mothers who are teenagers.

            Inservice presented at White Shield, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2005, September). Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires for developmental

screening. Inservice presented at Helen Gordon Childcare Center, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2005, July). Using the Infant Caregiver Interaction Scale in a residential facility

            for mothers who are teens. Inservice presented at White Shield, Portland, OR.  

 

Foltz, M., & Munson, L.J. (2005, July). Planning a party when you're not sure who's coming:

Successful individualizing strategies. Paper presented at Region X Early Head Start

Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Halverson, S., & Munson, L.J. (2005, April). School counselors and their education and perceived

            support when a child in their school dies. Paper presented to the Graduate School of

            Education Faculty Colloquium, Portland, OR.

 

Blasco, P., Munson, L.J., Reams, R., M, Lehman, C., & Dannhorn, E. (2005, February). A panel

            presentation on a new infant mental health certificate program. Presentation at Grand

            Rounds, Oregon Health Sciences and University, Children's Developmental Rehabilitation

            Center.

 

Munson, L.J. (2004, September). Infant-caregiver interaction scale. Inservice presented at

Research Group, University of Oregon, Early Intervention, Eugene, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2003, September). Working with parents who have a child with a special need from a

strengths-based perspective. Inservice presented at Helen Gordon Childcare Center,

Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2003, June). Parent-infant interaction, Inservice presented at Early Childhood

Cares, Eugene, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2003, April). Infant-caregiver interaction scale. Workshop presented at Research

Group, University of Oregon, Early Intervention, Eugene, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2003, April). Strategies for working with parents with cognitive limitations.

            Paper presented at Therapy in Educational Settings Conference, Eugene, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2002, October). Supporting parents when they have cognitive           limitations/developmental disabilities. Paper presented at TEAM Rehab VIII Regional

Conference, Eugene,     OR.

 

Munson, L.J., Brazzo, B., & Aho, J. (2002, October). Services in Oregon for parents with    cognitive limitations/developmental disabilities. Paper presented at TEAM Rehab VIII

Regional Conference,    Eugene, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2002, April). Ages and stages questionnaires. Workshop presented at Albina Early

Head Start, Portland,    OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2001, November). Caregiver-infant interaction: Identifying and facilitating behaviors during daily activities. Paper presented at Early Years, Critical Years          Conference, Boise, ID.

 

Munson, L.J. (2001, October). Supported parenting: A workshop for working with parents who     have cognitive delays. Inservice presented at Umpqua Community College for Southern           Oregon Supported Parenting Task Force.

Munson, L.J. (2000, August). Facilitating caregiver-infant interaction. Paper presented at   Region X Early Head Start Conference, Seattle, WA.        

 

Munson, L.J. (2000, May). Working with parents who have a developmental disability. Paper        presented at Oregon Commission on Children and Families Home Visiting Conference,          Corvallis, OR.

 

Munson, L.J., McAuliffe, N, Shillingburg, N., & Gillis, L. (February, 2000) Implementation of             relationship-focused services. Inservice presentation at Portland Early Intervention Program, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (2000, February). Working with parents of children with disabilities. Inservice            presentation at Helen Gordon Childcare Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (1999, September). ICIS activities and relationship-focused services. Inservice            presentation at Portland Early Intervention Program, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (1999, August). Working with families. Inservice presentation at Early Head Start          Family Center of Portland, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J., Foltz, M., & Bauman, J. (1999, January). What is screening in Early Head Start?        How to define, select, and use appropriate screening methods. Presented at 1999 Head       Start Institute for Programs Serving Pregnant Women, Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families, Washington, DC.

 

Munson, L.J. (1997, September). Collaboration between Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education. Annual meeting of Family Head Start and Willamette Educational          School District, Salem, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (1997, August). Taking care of the caregiver: Impact of Loss. Workshop presented at             the Summer Institute X, Early Intervention Projects of the Rural Institute on Disabilities,         University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

 

Munson, L.J., & Brophy, J. (1997, August). Including children with disabilities in Head Start           classrooms. Papers presented at 1997 Alaska AIPB Head Start Conference, Fairbanks      Native Association, Fairbanks, AK.

 

Munson, L.J. (1997, March). Supporting parents of children with disabilities. Paper presented at     Oregon Head Start Training Consortium, Camp Kuralti, Oregon.

 

Munson, L.J. (1992, May). What issues do families face in caring for an infant who is         chronically ill? Workshop presentation Pediatric Nursing Specialists, Nashville, TN.

 

Munson, L.J. (1992, January). Developmental screening. Workshop presentation Pediatric     Nursing Specialists, Nashville, TN.

 

Munson, L.J. (1991, November). How do infants and toddlers develop communication skills?         Workshop presentation Pediatric Nursing Specialists, Nashville, TN.

 

Munson, L.J. (1991, September). Developmental needs: Feeding skills in children with BPD.          Workshop presentation Home Care of the High-Tech Infant, Vanderbilt University             Medical Center, Center for Nursing Continuing Education, Nashville, TN.

 
Peer-reviewed Presentations

Munson, L.J., & Brown, J.E. (July, 2008). PATHWAYS. Poster presented at the OSEP Project

            Director's Conference, Washington, D.C.

 

Blasco, P., Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. (February, 2008). Project SELF: Preparing professionals to

facilitate self-determination. Poster presentation at 6th Biennial Conference on Research

Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

 

Willis, D.W., Munson, L.J., & Hamilton, J.S. (December, 2006). Behavioral health screen:

Reliability and validity for young children at 18 months. Poster presented at 21st Zero to

Three National Training Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Munson, L.J., Hamilton, J.S., & Willis, D.W. (December, 2006). Comparison of social-emotional

screening tools for young children at 24 and 36 months. Poster presented at 21st Zero to

Three National Training Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Winder, D. & Munson, L.J. (December, 2006). Mother/infant interaction in the context of four

maternal risk factors: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the 21st Zero to Three

National Training Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Munson, L.J., & Foltz, M. (May, 2006). Implementing the infant-caregiver interaction observation

tool to enhance caregiver-infant interaction. Paper presented at 10th annual Birth to Three

Institute, Baltimore, MD.

 

Foltz, M. & Munson, L.J.  (May, 2006). Socializations: Planning a party when you're not sure

who's coming. Paper presented at 10th annual Birth to Three Institute, Baltimore, MD.

 

Blasco, P., Munson, L.J., & Foltz, M. (October, 2005). Infant mental health: A relationship-based

approach to professional training. Paper presented at the Annual Division of

            Early Childhood Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Willis, D.W., Munson, L.J., & Hamilton, J.S. (September, 2005). Early childhood psychosocial

monitoring and screening: The behavioral health screen: Preliminary findings on the standardization of an objective, video-based early childhood psychosocial screening tool. Symposium presented at SDBP annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

Halverson, S., & Munson, L.J. (2005, April). Dealing with grief and loss. Paper presented at the

Oregon School Counselors Conference, Warm Springs, OR.

 

Willis, D., Munson, L.J., Saffran Hamilton, J., & Willard, J. (2004, December). The Behavioral
               Health Screen (BHS): Preliminary findings on   the standardization of an Objective,
               video-based early childhood psychosocial screening tool. Poster presented at the 19th
                    Zero to Three National Training Institute, Sacramento, CA. 

 

Gildersleeve-Neumann, C.E., Munson, L., Falco, R., Brawner-Jones, N. (2004,November). A
   collaborative multidisciplinary training project for SLP graduate students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of ASHA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Falco, R., Brawner-Jones, N., Gildersleeve-Newman, C., Cicirello, N., Munson, L., Hanson, P.,

Martinez, A., & O'Hara, M. (2004, May). Families and interdisciplinary service

providers supporting self-determination for children with multiple disabilities through

participatory action research projects. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Building on

Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Palmer, S., Turbiville, V., Munson, L., & Blasco, P. (2003, April). Supporting self-determination

in young children and their families. Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children

Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

 

Munson, L.J., Willis, S., Foulger, A., & Cooper, J. (2003, April). Teachers who have experienced

the death of student: Experiences and resources. Paper presented at Council for

Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

 

Munson, L.J. (2002, December). Development of the infant-caregiver interaction scale (ICIS 3).    Poster presentation at 18th Annual Division of Early Childhood Conference, San Diego,       CA.

 

Blasco, P., Munson, L.J., Palmer, S., & Turbiville, V. (2002, December). Self-determination:             What does it mean for young children and their families? Paper presented at 18th Annual            Division of Early Childhood Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Falco, R., Blasco, P., & Munson, L.J. (2002, May). Participatory action research: A strategy to      develop parent-professional partnerships. Paper presented at 9th Annual Building on   Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Brawner-Jones, N, Munson, L.J., & Gilmer, D. (2002, May). Daughters and sons of the heart:         Navigating the multi-generational impact of mental illness. Paper presented at 9th Annual    Building on Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Blasco, P., Falco, R., & Munson. (2002, February). Participatory action research to support self-    determination. Poster presentation at Conference on Research Innovations in Early       Intervention, San Diego, CA.

 

Falco, R., Blasco, P., & Munson, L.J., (2001, December). Participatory action research to   support self-determination for children, families, and professionals. Paper presented at 17th Annual Division of Early Childhood International Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Foltz, M. & Munson, L.J. (2001, August). Supporting colleagues when a child dies. Paper    presented at Region X Early Head Start Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Falco, R., Blasco, P., & Munson, L.J. (2001, May). Families and professionals collaborating to       promote self-determination in young children. Paper presented at 8th Annual Building on    Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J., Falco, R., & Blasco, P. (2000, December). Developing self-determination in young    children with disabilities and their families. Poster presented at 16th Annual Division of       Early Childhood International Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Falco, R., Munson, L.J., & Hartwell, J. (2000, April). Project SELF:  Supporting early learning

            of foundations of self-determination. Poster presented at Council for Exceptional

            Children Annual Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Munson, L.J., Falco, R., & Blasco, P. (2000, February ). Strategies to encourage self-           determination in young children with significant and multiple disabilities and their   families. Paper presented at 8th Annual Oregon Division of Early Childhood Conference,    Eugene, OR.

 

Moore, P., Sharpe, T., & Munson, L.J. (2000, February). Working with parents who are mentally             retarded/developmentally disabled. Paper presented at 8th Annual Oregon Division of            Early Childhood Conference, Eugene, OR.

 

Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. (1999, December). Project SELF: Preparing educators to support          early learning of foundations for self-determination. Poster presented at 15th Annual   Division for Early Childhood International Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Schwartz, I., Boulware, G., McBride, B., & Munson, L.J. (1999, December). Parent perceptions

            of early intervention: Impact on parent-child relationships and family life. Paper

            presented at 15th Annual Division for Early Childhood International Conference,            Washington, DC.

 

Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. (1999, November). Project SELF: Barriers and facilitators to a multi-    state multi-agency personnel preparation project. Paper presented at the Teacher

            Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children, Palm Springs, CA.

 

Munson, L.J., & Fink, G. (1999, October). Supporting parents of children with disabilities:             Parental and professional perspectives. Paper presented at Oregon Association of

            Education of Young Children Conference, Tualatin, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (1999, August). Working with families. Inservice presentation at Early Head Start          Family Center of Portland, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J., & Bauman, J. (1999, March). What is screening in Head Start? How to define,           evaluate, and select appropriate screening methods for children birth-five. Paper

            presented at Region X Head Start Association Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Foltz, M., & Munson, L.J. (1999, March). Selecting an assessment tool for program planning in     Early Head Start. Paper presented at Region X Head Start Association Conference,         Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (1998, October) Using the infant-caregiver interaction scale. Inservice           presentation at Portland Early Intervention Program, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J. (1998, September). Parent-infant interaction. Inservice presentation at Portland            Early Intervention Program, Portland, OR.

 

Munson, L.J., & Bauman, J. (1998, May). Developmental screening: How to define, evaluate,         and select appropriate screening methods. Paper presented at Washington Infant and     Early Childhood Conference, Bellevue, WA.

 

Fink, G. & Munson, L.J. (1998, May). Supporting parents of children with disabilities: Parental     and professional perspectives. Paper presented at Washington Infant and Early Childhood          Conference, Bellevue, WA.

 

Munson, L.J., & Bauman, J. (1998, April). What is screening in Head Start? Paper presented at        the 25th Annual National Head Start Association Training Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Bauman, J., & Munson, L.J. (1998, January) What is screening in Early Head Start? How to            define, select, and use appropriate screening methods. Paper presented at 1998 Head   Start Institute for Programs Serving Pregnant Women, Infants, Toddlers, and Their    Families, Washington, D.C.

 

Munson, L.J., Self, S.T., & Favazza, P. (1997, November). Supporting parents, colleagues, and       children when a young child dies. Paper presented at International Division of Early       Childhood Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Munson, L.J. (1997, February). Early language development and literacy. Paper presented at          Region X Head Start Association Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (1996, December). Parent-infant interaction during feeding and         play for children who are typically developing and for children who have a feeding   problem and a developmental delay. Poster session presented at International Division of     Early Childhood Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Greer, K., Munson, L.J., Self, S.T., & Favazza, P.C. (1995, February). When a young child   dies: Providing support for family, staff, and peers. Paper presented at Third Annual   Collaborative Conference on Young Children with Special Needs, Nashville, TN.

 

Munson, L.J., Odom, S.L., & Yoder, P.J. (1994, December). Five Behavioral Constructs of             Parent-Infant Interaction: Inclusion in 17 Rating Scales. Poster session presented at           Ninth National Training Institute of National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Dallas,       TX.

 

Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (1994, October). An examination of the reliability of the infant-          caregiver interaction scale (ICIS). Poster session presented at International Division of   Early Childhood Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

Munson, L.J., Self, S.T., & Greer, K. (1994, August). Death of a young child: Providing

            support for family and staff. Paper presented at Fifth Annual Southeastern Regional    DEC/Head Start Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

Self, S.T. & Munson, L.J. (1993, October). How can I enhance the development of the whole          child? Paper presented at 39th Annual Tennessee Association for the Education of    Young Children Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

 

Self, S.T., Miller, B., Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (1993, February). Collaboration with

            families and professionals serving infants who are medically complex: How are we            working together? Paper presented at Tennessee Early Intervention Network for

            Children with Handicaps Super Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Munson, L.J., Self, S.T., Miller, B., & Odom, S.L. (1992, December). Components of effective         collaborative home-based early intervention with infants who are medically complex.      Poster session presented at the International Division of Early Childhood Conference,           Washington, DC.

 

Miller, B., Munson, L.J., & Self, S.T. (1992, November). What do babies tell us without words?

Learning through social interactions. Paper presented at Tennessee Association of Young

 Children Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Yoder, P.J. & Munson, L.J. (1992, June). The effect of topic continuing comments on the    conversation of young children with disabilities.  Paper presented at the Symposium on         Research and Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

 

Munson, L.J., Self, S.T., Miller, B., & Odom, S.L. (1992, May). Early intervention for infants          who are technology assisted/chronically ill and their families: The Peabody developmental intervention project. Poster session presented at the 27th Annual     Association for the Care of Children's Health, Atlanta, GA.

 

Munson, L.J. & Self, S.T. (1992, March). Valuing customer participation. Poster session

            presented at the 6th Annual Special Projects of Regional and National Significance        Workshop, New Orleans, LA.

 

Munson, L.J. & Self, S.T. (1992, March). Challenges encountered in the provision of home-            based early intervention services to young children who have complex medical needs. Paper presented at the 6th Annual National SPRANS Workshop, New Orleans, LA.

 

Self, S.T., Miller, B., Munson, L.J. & Odom, S. (1991, December). Early intervention model for       technology assisted/chronically ill infants and families: The Peabody developmental     intervention project. Poster session presented at the Seventh Biennial National Training        Institute of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.

 

Self, S., Miller, B., Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (1991, June). Peabody Developmental         intervention model for technology assisted/chronically ill infants and families. Poster          session presented at the Annual Tennessee Early Intervention Network for Children with             Handicaps Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

 

Jones, H. & Munson, L.J. (1991, June). Augmentative and alternative communication with             young children.  Paper presented at the Annual Tennessee Early Intervention Network

            for Children with Handicaps Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

 

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

Honors

Member, State Interagency Coordinating Council (gubernatorial appointment),

June, 2005 - 2008; Reappointed June, 2008 - Present.

 

Falco, R., Munson, L.J, & Blasco, P. Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Northwest ESD Partners in Education Award, Spring, 2003.

 

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Trainee, Doctoral Leadership Training in Early          Childhood Special Education, $18,000/year, August, 1990 - August, 1995,

 

Graduate Assistantship, St. Cloud State University, Winter, Spring, 1989

 

Munson, L.J., Short Term Faculty Development Grant, St. Cloud State University, $500,

Spring, 1988

 

North Carolina Scholarship, 1971-1973

 

Western North Carolina Wesleyan Methodist Scholarship, 1967

 

North Carolina Protestant Women's Scholarship, 1966

 

Proposals Funded Related to Research

Munson, L.J. Professional Travel Grand, Portland State University, $400, Fall, 2004.

 

Munson, L.J. Development of the Infant-Caregiver Interaction Scale. Office of Research

and Sponsored Projects, Portland State University, $2,157, Fall, 2003.

 

Willis, D., Munson, L., & Hamilton, J. Development of the Behavior Health Screening Tool, Private funds awarded to Northwest Early Childhood Institute, $30,000, Spring, 2003.

 

Munson, L.J. Professional Travel Grant, Portland State University, $400, Fall, 2002.

 

Munson, L.J. Portland State University Foundation Faculty Development Grant, $800,

January, 2002.

 

Munson, L.J. Portland State University, Faculty Development Grant, $5,700, 2000-2001

 

Munson, L.J. Portland State University, Graduate School of Education, $1000, Spring, 2000.

 

Munson, L.J., Dissertation Enhancement, Graduate School, $1,200, Vanderbilt University, 1995.         

 

Graduate Student Travel Award, Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, $1,000 Fall, 1994,

 

Proposals Funded Related to Personnel Preparation

Munson, L.J. & Brown, J.E. (October, 2006). Pathways to culturally responsive early

intervention/early childhood special educators. Personnel Preparation Grant.   

United States Department of Education, Special Education, $800,000, 2007 - 2010.

 

Falco, R., Brawner-Jones, N., & Munson, L.J. Project CPEP: Personnel Preparation

Grant, United States Department of Education, Special Education, $2,086,588

2001 - 2006.

 

Munson, L.J. Portland State University, Learn and Serve Mini-Grant, $500, Fall, 1999.

 

Munson, L.J. Portland State University, Learn and Serve Mini-Grant, $500, Spring, 1998.

 

Falco, R., Peck, C., Rowland, C., & Munson, L.J. Project SELF, Personnel Preparation Grant,            United States Department of Education, Special Education, $1,159,557, 1998-2001.

 

Munson, L.J., & Olmsted, C., Region X Disability Head Start Quality Improvement Center/Training

and Technical System, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. $474,000/year.

Renewable, September 1, 1997-August 31, 2002.

 

Munson, L.J., Portland State University, School of Extended Studies, Professional Development            Grant, $750, Fall, 1996

 

Research and Other Creative Achievements

Grant Proposals Not Funded: Research

Munson, L.J., Falco, R. & Allen, D. (resubmitted 2007).  Parents interacting with infants project.

 Submitted to National Institute on Disability and rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

 

 

Munson, L.J., Falco, R. & Allen, D. (2006). Parents interacting with infants project.

 Submitted to National Institute on Disability and rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

 

 

Munson, L.J. Professional Travel Grant, Winter, 2002.

 

Falco, R., Blasco, P., & Munson, L.J. Proposal to PSU in response to Great City: Great

            University Initiative-Children and Families, Fall, 2001.

 

Munson, L.J. Research proposal to American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation, Spring,    2001.

 

Munson, L.J. Research proposal to PSU Foundation. Spring, 2000.

 

Houck, G., LeCuyer, L., & Munson, L.J. Research Proposal Department of Health and Human

            Services, 1997, 1999.

 

Green, B., & Munson, L.J. Research proposal to Head Start Bureau, University-Community

            Partnership Grant, 1998.

 

Munson, L.J. Initial Career Award proposal to United State Department of Special Education, Spring, 1997 and Fall, 1997.

 

Green, B., Munson, L.J., Falco, R., Paul, R., & Saifer, S. Research proposal to PSU, Spring,   1997.

 

Grant Proposals Not Funded: Personnel Preparation

Munson, L.J., Livneh, C., & Blasco, P. Letter of Intent, Developing the Capacity of Infant Mental

Health Service Providers, submitted to Northwest Health Foundation, April, 2004.

 

Munson, L.J., Esparza Brown, J., & Fullerton, A. Bilingual Special Education Personnel

Preparation: High incidence disabilities, submitted to United State Department of Education,

Special Education, February, 2003.

 

Munson, L.J., Blasco, P., & Falco, R. Personnel preparation: Low incidence disabilities,

            submitted United States Department of Education, Special Education, January, 2002.

 

Blasco, P, Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. Personnel preparation: High incidence disabilities,

            submitted to United States Department of Education, Special Education, January, 2002.

 

Falco, R., Munson, L.J., & Blasco, P. Personnel preparation: High incidence disabilities,

            submitted to United State Department of Education, Special Education, Fall, 2001.

 

Falco, R., Munson, L.J., & Blasco, P. Personnel preparation, submitted to United States

Department of Education, Special Education, Fall, 2000.

 

Falco, R., Munson, L.J., & Blasco, P. Personnel preparation, submitted to United States

 Department of Education, Special Education, Fall, 2000.

 

Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. Personnel preparation, submitted to United States Department of      Education, Special Education, Fall, 1999.

 

Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. Personnel preparation, submitted to United States Department of      Education, Special Education, Fall, 1997.

 

Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. Personnel preparation, submitted to United States Department of      Education, Special Education, Fall, 1996.

 

Falco, R., & Munson, L.J. Personnel preparation, submitted to United States Department of      Education, Special Education, Fall, 1995.

 

Teaching, Mentoring, and Curricular Achievements

Teaching Assignments

Spring, 2008

            SPED 605 Dissertation (Julie Esparza Brown) (1 credit)

            SPED 506 Master's Projects (3 credits)

Winter, 2008

SPED 4/581 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

SPED 605 Dissertation (Julie Esparza Brown) (1 credit)

Fall, 2007

SPED 520 Collaboration I: EI/SE: Families and Communities (3 credits)

            SPED 605 Dissertation (Julie Esparza Brown) (1 credit)

Winter, Spring, 2007

SPED 605 Reading and Conference (1 credit)

SPED 603 Dissertation (Dee Winder) (1 credit)

Fall, 2006

SPED 520 Collaboration I: EI/SE: Families and Communities (3 credits)

SPED 520 Collaboration I: EL: Families and Communities (3 credits)

SPED 605 Reading and Conference (1 credit)

SPED 603 Dissertation (Dee Winder) (1 credit)

Spring, 2006

SPED 509 Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit)

SPED 590 Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

SPED 605 Reading and Conference (1 credit)

SPED 603 Dissertation (Dee Winder) (1 credit)

Winter, 2006

            SPED 509 ST I: Early Intervention Seminar

            SPED 536 Specialized Techniques: Disabled Learner/Elementary/Secondary (3 credits)

SPED 4/581 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

SPED 605 Reading and Conference (1 credit)

SPED 603 Dissertation (Dee Winder) (1 credit)

            SPED 506 Master's Projects (3 credits)

Fall, 2005

SPED 509 ST I: Early Childhood Special Education Seminar

SPED 520 Collaboration I: EI/SE: Families and Communities (3 credits)

SPED 520 Collaboration I: EL: Families and Communities (3 credits)

SPED 605 Reading and Conference (2 credits)

SPED 603 Dissertation (1 credit)

Summer, 2004

SPED 480/580 Introduction to EI/ECSE (3 credits)

SPED 483/583 Communication and Language Development: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

SPED 603 Dissertation (Dee Winder) (1 credit)

Spring, 2004

SPED 505 Independent Study: Specialized Techniques in Early Intervention (3 credits) SPED 509 STE I: Seminar Early Childhood Special Education (1 credit)

SPED 506 Master's Projects (3 credits)

SPED 605 Readings and Conference (1 credit)

Winter, 2004

SPED 482/582 Specialized Techniques: Early Intervention (3 credits)

SPED 509 STE II: Seminar Early Intervention (1 credit)

SPED 509 Supervision: Early Intervention (6 credits)

SPED 605 Readings and Conference (1 credit)

SPED 502 Independent Study (1 credit)

Fall, 2003

SPED 409 Independent Study (4 credits)

SPED 509 ST I: Early Childhood Special Education Seminar

SPED 520 Collaboration I: Families and Communities (3 credits)

SPED 536 Specialized Techniques: Disabled Learner/Elementary/Secondary (3 credits)

SPED 510 CPEP (3 credits)

SPED 605 Readings and Conference (1 credit)

Summer, 2003

SPED 408 Independent Study (3 credits)

SPED 590 Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

SPED 483/583 Communication and Language Development: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

Spring, 2003

SPED 402 Independent Study (3 credits)

SPED 525 Student Teaching (3 credits)

SPED 506 Master's Projects (3 credits)

Winter, 2003

            SPED 509 STE: EI Seminar

            SPED 582 Specialized Techniques: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE EI (6 credits)

Fall, 2002

            SPED 509 STE: ECSE Seminar

            SPED 520 Collaboration I: Families and Communities (3 credits)

Summer, 2002

            SPED 583 Topics: Communication and Language Development: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 605 Readings and Conference: Context of Environmental Risk (3 credits)

Spring, 2002

            SPED 525 STE: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 506 Special Projects (3 credits)

            SPED 605 Readings and Conference: Parent-Infant Interaction with Teen Moms (3 credits)

SPED 810 Top: ELL in EI Settings (Reader for Grading Purposes)

Winter, 2002

            SPED 510 Specialized Techniques: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: EI (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE Seminar: EI

            SPED 505 Readings and Conference (3 credits)

Fall, 2001

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities EL (3 credits)

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE Seminar: ECSE

            SPED 605 Readings and Conference (6 credits)

Summer, 2001

            SPED 510 Topics: Communication and Language Development (3 credits)

            SPED 510 Project SELF: Action Research (3 credits)

            SPED 509 Project SELF: Practicum (3 credits)

            SPED 510 EI/ECSE Issues (3 credits)

Spring, 2001

            SPED 525 STE: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 506 Special Projects (3 credits)

            SPED 410/510 Topics: Movies and Disabilities (3 credits)

            SPED 810 Topics: EI with Infs and Todlrs with Disabilities (Reader for Grading Purposes)

Winter, 2001

            SPED 510 Specialized Techniques: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 510 Parent-Infant Interaction (Continuing Education)

            SPED 510 Topics: Communication and Language Development (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: EI (3 credits)

            SPED 604 Supervised College Teaching (3 credits)

Fall, 2000

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities: EL (3 credits)

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE Seminar: ECSE

            SPED EI/ECSE Cohort Leader (3 credits)

Summer, 2000

            SPED 510 EI/ECSE Issues (3 credits)

            SPED 4/510 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

            SPED 510 Project SELF Seminar (3 credits)

            SPED 509 Project SELF: Practicum (3 credits)

Spring, 2000

            SPED 525 STE: EI/ECSE (6 credits)

Winter, 2000

            SPED 510 Specialized Techniques: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 506 Master's Projects (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: EI (3 credits)

            SPED 4/510 Parent-Infant Interaction (1 credit)

Fall, 1999

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities (3 credits)

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

SPED 509 STE: ECSE (3 credits)

SPED 509 STE: ECSE Seminar

Summer, 1999

            SPED 481/581 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

            SPED 510 Project SELF: Action Research (3 credits)

            SPED 509 Project SELF: Practicum (3 credits)

Spring, 1999

            SPED 510 Project SELF Seminar (1 credit)

            SPED 525 STE: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 4/510 Working with Parents with Special Needs/Mental Retardation (1 credit)

Winter, 1999

            SPED 4/510: Accommodating Children with Special Needs (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: ECSE Seminar

            SPED 510 Project SELF Seminar (1 credit)

Fall, 1998

            SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Community (3 credits)

            SPED 510 Assessment: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: EI (3 credits)

            SPED 509 STE: EI

            SPED 510 Project SELF Seminar (1 credit)

            SPED 505 Independent Study (3 credits)

Summer, 1998

            SPED 4/510 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

Summer, 1997

            SPED 4/510 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

Summer, 1996

            SPED 4/510 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

SPED 4/510 Screening, Assessment, and Observation (3 credits)

Summer, 1995

            SPED 4/510 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

 

Additional Teaching (Portland State University)

            SPED 510 Strengths-based Approach to Working with Families (1 credit) (Continuing Ed)

            PSYCH 459 Infant Development (4 credits)

            SPED 4/510 Evaluation/Assessment II and III (2 credits)

SPED 4/510 Matching Community Resources to Family Needs (1 credit)

SPED 4/510 Children with High Needs: Work w Child w Challenge Behave (3 credits)

 

Additional Teaching (University of Oregon, Vanderbilt University, St. Cloud State University)

            SPED Advanced Procedures in Early Intervention (3 credits)

            SPED Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 credits)

            SPED Families in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)

            SPED Interagency Team Collaboration (2 credits)

            SPED Interdisciplinary Teaming (2 credits)

            SPED Issues in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (2 credits)

            SPED Methods in Early Childhood Special Education I and II (3 credits)

            SLP Language Development (3 credits)

            SLP Language Assessment and Intervention (3 credits)

            SLP Practicum (1-4 credits)

C&FS Infant Practicum (1 credit)

 

Courses Developed (Portland State University)

Developed classes for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum

SPED 510 EI/ECSE Assessment (3 credits)

SPED 4/510 Communication and Language Development: EI/ECSE (3 credits)

            SPED 410/510 Working with Parents with Special Needs/MR (1 credit)

SPED 510 EI/ECSE Issues (3 credits)

SPED 4/510 Matching Community Resources to Family Needs (1 credit)

SPED 4/510 Parent-Infant Interaction (1 credit)

SPED 510 Collaboration I: Families and Communities (3 credits)

SPED 510 Project SELF: Action Research (3 credits)

SPED 4/510 Family-Guided Early Intervention (3 Credits)

SPED 4/510 Evaluation/Assessment II and III (2 credits)

SPED 510 EI/ECSE Specialized Techniques (3 credits)

SPED 510 Project SELF Seminar (3 credits)

 

Course developed for Continuing Education Early Childhood Series

SPED 510 Strengths-based Approach to working with Families (1 credit)

 

Course proposed for SPED Continuing Licensure Program/Continuing Education

            SPED 510 Supervision of Paraprofessionals for Special Education (3 credits)

 

Courses developed with colleague for SPED

SPED 510 Collaboration for Elementary (3 credits)

SPED 410/510 Movies and Disabilities (4 credits)

 

Courses developed for Region X Head Start /Early Head Start Personnel

SPED 4/510 Screening, Assessment, and Observation (3 credits)

SPED 4/510 Children with High Needs: Working with Child w Challeng Beh (3 credits)

            SPED 4/510 Screening, Assessment, and Eligibility (3 credits)

 

Course developed at St. Cloud State University

C&FS Infant Practicum (1 credit)

 

Doctoral Committees - Chair

Brown, J.E. (2008, April) Dissertation Defense The use and interpretation of the Bateria III with

            U.S. Bilinguals.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, June). Dissertation Proposal - The impact of cultural loading and linguistic

demand on the performance o bilinguals on the Bateria III.

 

Winder, D. (2007, May). Dissertation Defense - Mother/infant interaction in the context of four

            maternal risk factors.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006). Specialty Exam - Cognitive assessment of English language learner students:

 The need for new frameworks.

 

Winder, D. (2005, May). Dissertation Proposal- Mother/infant interaction in the context of four

            maternal risk factors.

 

Winder, D. (2004, September). Specialty Exam - Infant social-emotional development within

 caregiver/infant interactions.

 

Doctoral Committees - Member

Allen, M.D. (May, 2008) Dissertation Defense Attributes of effective Head Start mental health

            consultants: A mixed methods study of rural and urban programs. School of Social Work.

 

Barberis, D. (2007, January). Dissertation Defense - Head Start parents' perspectives of parental

involvement during their children's transition to kindergarten: A phenomenological study.

 

Allen, M.D. (February, 2007). Dissertation Proposal - Attributes of effective Head Start mental

            health consultants: A mixed methods study of rural and urban programs. School of Social

            Work.

 

Barberis, D. (2006, January). Dissertation Proposal - Head Start parents' perspectives of parental

 involvement during their children's transition to kindergarten: A phenomenological study.

 

Jaegar-Sash, C. (2005). Dissertation Defense - Interagency collaboration and the social-emotional

 development of preschool children: Perceptions of practices and the outcomes for children.

 

Cicirello, N. (2005). Dissertation Defense - The educator role of pediatric physical therapists:

            Parents as learners in early intervention service provision.

 

Jaegar-Sash, C.  (2005). Dissertation Proposal - Interagency collaboration and the social-emotional

development of preschool children: Perceptions of practices and the outcomes for children.

 

Cicirello, N. (2004, June). Dissertation Proposal - The educator role of pediatric physical

therapists: Parents as learners in early intervention service provision.

 

Cicerello, N. (2003, December). Specialty Exam - The educator role of pediatric physical

 therapists: Parents as learners in early intervention service provision.

 

Winder, D. (2003, August). Core Comprehensive Exam - Can an increase in quality early

 childhood education programs buffer the impact of environmental risk?

 

Jaegar-Sash, C. (2003, March). Specialty Exam - Developing social competence in preschool

children: Parent and teacher perspective.

 

Mentored Master's Projects, Department of Special Education and Counselor Education

Arms, J., Roberstson, S. & Wagner Dean, L. (Summer, 2008). Satisfaction with online

teaching: A survey of two Portland State online programs.  

 

Rofini, S. & Fowler, P. (Summer, 2008). Washington county resources for early intervention

            special education service providers.

 

Pell, B. (Summer, 2007). Adaptation of the ECO-MAP for elementary-age children in special

            education.

 

Hargie, K. (Spring, 2007). Comparison of home-based services and center based services in

            Multnomah Early Intervention.

 

McGill, A. & Swan, J. (Spring, 2005). History of early intervention and early childhood special

education at Portland State University. Graduates' evaluations and reflections.

 

Dannhorn, E. (Spring, 2005). Feedback from a mixed-age classroom: Social-emotional effects.

 

Grant, D. (Spring, 2005). Early childhood special education consulting: Communicating effectively

with teachers in two Head Start classrooms.

 

Gottschalk, C., Milich, D., & Trout, M. (Spring, 2004). Supports for male teachers who experienced

the death of a student.

 

Hendrickson, K., (Fall, 2003). Early Head Start: The development of positive relationships

 between families and caregivers.

 

Red, E., & Firth, S. (Summer, 2003). Building the dinnertime routine within the natural       environment.

 

Davis, M. (Winter, 2003). Services in Oregon for parents with cognitive limitations/developmental

disabilities.

 

Andrews, T., Colburn, L., Dorgan, K., & Valo, V. (Fall, 2002). Increasing expressive            communication skills for a young child with Down syndrome.

 

McKinnon, R. (Spring, 2002). A comparison of factors of environmental quality in four      Montessori primary classrooms.

 

Delgato, J., Hedlund, J., Jansen, C. & Laue, M. (Spring, 2002). Working with paraprofessionals.

 

Rosta, S., & Wilhalm, A. (Summer, 2001). The effects of a total communication language   intervention on expressive communication.

 

Cochran, J., & Tuchscherer, T. (Summer, 2001). The impact of augmentative communication and   positioning on self-determination.

 

Cooper, J., Folger, A., & Willis, S. (Spring, 2001). Teachers who have experienced the death of a   student.

 

Havens, S., Storm, N., & Walsh, S. (Winter, 2001). Establishing the internal consistency of the       Infant-Caregiver Interaction Scale (ICIS3).

 

Brownell, D., & Emberland, D. (Spring, 2000). Preservice education about grief related to the         death of a student in early intervention and early childhood special education programs

            in the Pacific Northwest and desert Southwest. 

 

Moore, P., & Sharpe, T. (Fall, 1999). Resource manual for professionals who work with parents

who have mental retardation/developmental disabilities in Washington, Multnomah, and

 Clackamas Counties.

 

Cessaro, C., & Scott, T. (Summer, 1999). Conversion of five-point scale to a three point scale:      Infant-Caregiver Interaction Scale 3 (ICIS3).

 

Martinek, B., (Spring, 1999). An examination of strengths-based services in early intervention       and Early Head Start.

 

Baldwin, M., Ulschmidt, J., Weymouth, A., & Long, K. (Summer, 1998). Examining the        Communicative behaviors of mothers and fathers with their infants who are typically   developing.

 

Bohling, V., & Keizer, B. (Fall, 1997). Death education in early intervention and early childhood

special education.

 

Co-Mentored Master's Projects - Summer, 2000

Alibabaie, L., Roge, L. & Bauer, J. Naturalistic time delay procedure: Affects on a pre-school         aged child with traumatic brain injury.

 

Andrews, T., & Black, E. Self-determination and communication: A mixed methods study of          alternative communication systems and the impact of one family.

 

Carroll, D. Morris, J., & Welander, C. Reducing challenging behaviors through development of      strategies of communication: Building foundations of self-determination.

 

Coyle, D., Martin, K., & Park, C. Promoting self-determination and independent dressing skills     through activity-based intervention.

 

Head, A., Keyes, H., & Phelps, L. The influence of independent, structured play and choice-          making on self-determination.

 

Lyerla, J., Michaud, B., & Pronovost, V. Increasing social interactions between a child with            autism and his sibling. 

 

Co-Mentored Master's Projects - Summer, 1999

Davis, K., & Vargo, D. Current Perceptions of Service Providers and Family Members on the       Concept of Self-Determination.

 

Drury, M.K., & Ries, W.R., Self-determination in Early Childhood Education.

 

Frederickson, A., Snook, J., & Wolf, T. Levels of Choice-making that Facilitate Self-          determination in a Child with Cerebral Palsy.

 

Markey, M.T., Page, J., & Seal, M.L. Communication as a Foundation of Self-Determination: A    Case Study of a Young Child with Autism.

 

Mortenson, C.L., & Schultz, C. Problem-solving Skills: A Component of Self-determination.

 

MS Thesis Committee Member - PSU Graduate School Representative

Edeal, D. (Spring, 2008) Integral stimulation deconstructed: A treatment efficacy study for

            childhood apraxia of speech. Department of Speech Communication.

 

Jensen, A. (Spring, 2005). Effects of integral stimulation therapy on speech intelligibility of a child

diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech. Department of SpeechCommunication.

 

Costello, A. (Spring, 2004). The effectiveness of oral-motor exercises in the treatment of

functional speech disorders in children. Department of Speech Communication.

 

Dryden, J. (Fall, 2003). Facilitating narrative abilities of children with language impairment

through repeated storybook reading. Department of Speech Communication.

 

Fischer, C. (Fall, 2002). A survey of alumni perceptions of the thesis experience. Department of      Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL).

 

Peterson, W. (Fall, 2000). Speech communication effects of adapted storybooks on the level of      participation and vocabulary acquisition of children who are AAC users. Department of          Speech Communication.

 

MS Thesis Committee Member - Special Education

Winter, K. (Winter, 2008). Training a preschool teacher to use communication teaching strategies.

 

Sadowsky, N. (Fall, 1999). Outcomes of early intervention, birth to three.

 

Additional Student/Graduate/Cooperating Professional Mentoring

Willis, S, Foulger, A, & Cooper, J. (April, 2003). Paper presented at International Council

            for Exception Children Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Moore, P., Sharpe, T., & Munson, L.J. (February, 2000). Paper presented at 8th Annual Oregon

Division of Early Childhood Conference, Eugene, OR.

 

Peterson, R., & Martin, K. (February, 2001). Paper presented at 9th Annual Oregon Division of

Early Childhood Conference, Eugene, OR.

 

Mentor, Doctoral Students in Early Childhood Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 1992- 1993, 1994-1995

 

Community Outreach Projects

Local host for faculty member from Department of Child and Family Studies, Fu Jen Catholic

University, Taiwan, Spring, 2006.

 

Consultant, White Shield, Salvation Army Program, July, 2006 - December, 2006.

 

Member, Program Evaluation Committee of the Portland Children's Initiative Allocation

Committee, August, 2003.

 

Local liaison for Early Interventionist from Romania, Summer, Fall, 2002.

 

Guest Lecturer. Caring for the caregiver. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, May, 2002.

 

Guest Lecturer, Special considerations when including a child with special needs in an early

childhood setting. Concordia University, Portland, OR, February, 2002.

 

Participant, Community Partnership Interview, Portland Public Schools Head Start, Portland,     OR, April, 2000.

 

Local Host for Early Interventionist from Cluj, Romania, World Vision International, January,     2002.

 

Participant, Outreach Site for Project SPIES, Utah State University, September 1999 - 2000.

 

Guest Lecturer, Region X Quality Center for Disability Services, June, 1999

 

Guest Lecturer, Mount Hood Community College, April, 1999

 

Learning Coach, Hilton Project Head Start Training Program, to Early Head Start Family Center

            of Portland and Economic Opportunity Commission of Clark County Early Head Start,             September, 1999 - 2002.

 

Consultant, Early Head Start Family Center of Portland, August, 1999 - May, 2000.

 

Consultant, Portland Early Intervention Program, September, 1998 - 2001.

 

Guest Lecturer, Lewis and Clark College, Early Intervention Program, Fall, 1997

 

Consultant/Group Facilitator, Project STEPS, Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass,

            Lexington, KY, April, 1994

 

Facilitator, Susan Gray School Family Forum, Nashville, TN, January, 1994, January, 1995

 

Scholarly Works in Progress

Halverson, S. & Munson, L.J. (in preparation) School counselors' perceived support and self-

            efficacy in dealing with death in the school family.

 

Favazza, P. & Munson, L.J. (in preparation) Supporting children who experience losses.

 

Twombly, L, & Munson, L.J. (in preparation). Activities for social emotional development.

 

Munson, L.J. (in preparation) Academic detox or sabbatical.

 

Munson, L.J. (in preparation). Memorial day success.

 

Munson, L.J., Cooper, J., Foulger, A., & Willis, S. (in preparation) Teachers who experienced the

death of a student.

 

Munson, L., Falco, R., & Blasco, P. (in preparation). Teaching strategies to facilitate self-    determination for young children and their families.

 

Munson, L.J., & Hendrickson, K. (in preparation) Developing positive relationships between service

providers and mother.

 

Munson, L.J., & Odom, S.L. (in preparation). Mother-infant interaction in two contexts: Playing

            and feeding.

 

Professional Development Activities (Limited to 2003 +)

National/International

2008 OSEP Project Director's Meeting, US Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

2008 AACTE Leadership Institute for Department Chairs, San Antonio, TX.

2008 AACTE National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

2007 OSEP Project Director's Meeting, US Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

2007 Crosswalks National Institute, Asheville, North Carolina

2005 Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Early Childhood Conference,

Portland, OR Preconfernce: Technology

            2004  National Training Institute, Zero to Three, Sacramento, CA

                        Postconference: Training in Infant Mental Health

2003 International Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA.

 

State/Regional/Local

            2006 Inter-rater Reliability and Validity Training for Work Sample Scoring, George

                        Fox University, Portland, OR

2006 Oregon LICC Connections: Retreat for Local Interagency Coordinating Council,

Hillsboro, OR  

2006 The Children's Investment Fund Report, City Club, Portland, OR

2005 Functional Behavior Assessment, by Chris Borgmeir, Ph.D., Portland State University,

          Portland, OR

            2005 Feeding Disorders by Anjali Barretto, Ph.D., Portland State University, Portland, OR.

2004 ACCESS NOW/Oregon Division of Early Childhood Conference, Portland, OR.

                       

Certificates

Certificate of Clinical Competence/Speech Pathology,

American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

Infant Behavioral Assessment, University of Washington,

            Child Development and Mental Retardation Center

ASHA, Award for Continuing Education, 1985, 2008

 

Governance and Other Professionally Related Service

Governance Activities for the University, College, Department

University - Portland State University

Member, Millar Library Committee, September, 2005 - June, 2006

 

Member, Teacher Education Committee, September, 2003 - June, 2005.

 

Member, Child Development and Family Services Advisory Board, September, 2002 - June, 2006

 

Member, Child and Family Studies Advisory Group, Child and Family Studies, May, 1997 - 2002

 

Participant, Faculty Focus Group on the Values and Vision of Portland State University,

February, 2002.

 

Participant, Child and Family Studies Orientation, May, 2002.

 

Participant, Admission interviews, Child and Family Studies, 1999, 2000, 2001.

 

Participant, Child and Family Studies, Applicant Review process, 2003. 2004

 

SPED Advisor for Child and Family Studies, 1999 - Present

 

Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

Member, Intergovernmental Council, September, 2007 - present

 

Member, Coordinating Council, September, 2007 - present

 

Member, Assessment Task Force, September, 2007 - present

 

Attendee, Oregon Department of Education Celebrating Student Success, May, 2008.

 

Chair, Doctoral Program Committee, September, 2005 - June, 2006

 

Attendee to hood doctoral graduate, Portland State University graduation, 2005, 2007, 2008.

 

Member, Admissions Committee, Infant Mental Health Graduate Certificate, July, 2004, 2006, 20008

 

Faculty Liaison, Infant Toddler Mental Health Program, September, 2004 - Present

 

Member, Hormeier-Anderson Doctoral Scholarship Review Committee, Winter, 2004

 

Member, Infant Mental Health Graduate Certificate Curriculum Advisory Committee,

August, 2003 - Present.

 

Participant, Doctoral Admissions Interview, Spring, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

 

Member, Doctoral Program Committee, September, 2003 - December, 2006

 

Respondent to Request for Proposal by Sandy Wiscarson for McDonald Foundation, Fall,                    2002.

 

Member, Program and Policy Committee, September, 2000 - June, 2003.

 

Attendee, Thrasher Reception, April, 2002.

 

Participant, Graduate School of Education Strategic Planning, 2001

 

Member, Continuing Education Early Childhood Education Advisory Group,

April, 2002 - June, 2003.

 

Member, Technology Committee, September, 1999 - 2000.

 

Attendee, Graduate School of Education Hooding Ceremony, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

 

Member, Continuing Education Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Advisory Group, September 1996 - 2002.

 

Department of Special Education and Counselor Education

Chair, Admissions Committee, September, 2007 - Present

 

Coordinator, New Student Orientation, 2008.

 

Coordinator, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, September, 2003- Present

 

Coordinator, Special Education Reunion, January, 2008 - March, 2008

 

Cohort Leader, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, September, 2000 -

            September, 2007.

 

Advisor, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, September, 1998 - Present

 

Master's Committee, September, 2003 - September, 2003.

 

Search Committee, August, 2002 - June, 2003

 

Search Committee, December, 2001- 2002.

 

Student Affairs Committee, September, 2001 - June, 2003.

 

Ad Hoc Working Group to Improve Student Writing, May, 2001 - June, 2002

 

Admissions Committee, September, 2000 - 2001,

 

Search Committee, September, 1999 - March, 2000

 

Master's Committee, September, 1998 - 1999.

 

Participant, Admission Interviews, 1999 - 2006; 2008.

 

Participant, New Student Orientation, 1999 - 2006.

 

Committees at Vanderbilt University

Member, Susan Gray School Advisory Board, 1994-1995

 

Admissions Committee, Department of Special Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt

University, 1991-1993

John F. Kennedy Center Strategic Planning Group,

 

Early Intervention and Family Support Focus, Vanderbilt University, 1991-1992

 

Professionally Related Service

Journal Reviews

Peer Reviewer, Young Exceptional Children, 2001 - Present

 

Peer Reviewer, NHSA Dialog: A research to practice journal for the early intervention field,

1999 - Present

 

Guest Reviewer, Young Exceptional Children, 1999, 2000, 2001.

 

Guest Reviewer, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1995

 

Guest Reviewer, Journal of Early Intervention, 1994

 

Guest Reviewer, The Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 1994

 

Committees - National

 

National Hilton/Early Head Start Training Program Advisory Board, September, 1997 - 2002.

 

Division of Early Childhood, Best Practices Committee, Adaptive Behavior, 1991-1992

 

Committee - State

Member, Oregon Professional Development Committee (Committee of the State Advisory Council

            for Special Education), March 2008 - Present.

 

Member, Oregon's Early Childhood Inclusion Collaborative Professional Development

Work Group, October, 2007 - Present.

 

Member, Early Intervention/Special Education, IDEA Stake Holders Meeting,

Oregon Department of Education, November, 2006.

 

Chair, Oregon Division of Early Childhood Personnel Preparation, July, 2004 - June, 2006.

 

Chair, Oregon Division of Early Childhood Membership, September, 1998 - June, 2004.

 

Oregon Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Advisory Board, November, 1996 - 2006.

 

Local

Member, Multnomah County Local Interagency Coordinating Council, 2004 - Present.

 

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Northwest Early Childhood Institute, 2002 - September, 2007.

 

SKIP Developmental Steering Committee, 2000 - 2002.

 

Multnomah County Early Childhood Care and Education Council, October, 1998 - Present.

 

Other Service - Local, State

Participant, Oregon Interagency Coordinating Council Retreat, 2006, 2008.

 

Discussion Leader, Multnomah County Reads, February, 2007.

 

Respondent, National survey of individuals involved in personnel preparation of early intervention

personnel, November, 2006.

 

Participant, Multnomah County Local Interagency Coordinating Council Retreat, April, 2004, .

 

Participant, Oregon Department of Education Meeting/Early Intervention/Early Childhood

Education Services Stakeholders, January, 2003.

 

Discussion Leader, Collaborating to Provide Services to Parents with Cognitive

Limitations/Developmental Disabilities, TEAM Rehab VIII Regional Conference,

Eugene, OR, October, 2002.

 

Participant, Early Childhood Mental Health Literature Review Workgroup, 2002.

 

Coordinated, SKIP Developmental Screening, Portland State University, 2000, 2001, 2003.

 

Reviewer, Early Childhood Mental Health Best Practices Project: Review of Best Practices

Literature Workgroup, January, 2001.

 

Participant, SKIP Developmental Steering Committee Focus Group, September, 2000.

 

Reviewer, Early Childhood Special Education Oregon Department of Education Portfolio, 2000.

 

Reviewer, Oregon Division of Early Childhood Conference, 1999, 2000.

 

Other Service - National

Reviewer, International Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices, 1999, 2000.

 

Reviewer, International Division of Early Childhood Program Advisory Committee,

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.

 

Other Service

Vice-president, Student Chapter, Council for Exceptional Children, Peabody College of

Vanderbilt University, 1991-1992

 

Memberships in Professional Societies

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

 

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

 

Division of Early Childhood (DEC)

 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

 

International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI)