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Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D.

Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D. Biography: Samuel L. Odom is Director of the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute and Professor of Education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his work at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Odom previously served in faculty positions at Indiana University and Peabody College/Vanderbilt University. Dr. Odom received a master's degree in special education in 1976 and an educational specialist degree in educational psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1979. He earned his doctorate in 1982 in education and human development from the University of Washington.

Throughout his career, Dr. Odom has held positions as a preschool teacher, student teaching supervisor, program coordinator, teacher educator, and researcher. He has written many articles and chapters about programs for young children and their families and has served as the co-editor of five books on early childhood special education. Dr. Odom is an associate editor for Exceptional Children and is on the editorial board of Journal of Early Intervention, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. He received the Special Education Outstanding Research Award from the American Educational Research Association Special Education Special Interest Group in 1999, the Merle Karnes Contribution to the Field Award from the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in 2001, and the Outstanding Special Education Research Award from CEC in 2007.

Dr. Odom's research interests include interventions and teaching approaches that promote social competence of young children, effective intervention approaches for children with autism, and early childhood curricula that promote children's school success.

Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D.'s Books

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  • Social Competence of Young Children

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-923-0

    Description

    One succinct yet thorough resource for administrators who work with children birth-five with social competence difficulties.

    Paperback $42.95 Qty:
  • Individualized Autism Intervention for Young Children

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-173-8

    Description

    This groundbreaking book helps professionals skillfully blend the best of two common autism intervention approaches-discrete trial instruction and naturalistic, incidental teaching-to meet the individual needs of young children with autism.

    Paperback $29.95 Qty:
  • Consultation in Early Childhood Settings

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-774-8

    Description

    This practical handbook equips you with the skills you need to function as an effective consultant to educators and caregivers of children from birth through age 5, leading you step by step through an easy 8-stage model.

    Paperback $36.95 Qty:
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