Michele Haney, Ph.D.

Michele Haney, Ph.D.

Michele Haney, Ph.D., completed her undergraduate degree at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont; earned her master's degree in educational administration at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont; and received her doctorate in special education from the California State University - Los Angeles and the University of California - Los Angeles. Her initial work as an early childhood educator included developing programs to serve children with and at risk for disabilities within existing preschool and child care programs using the consulting teacher model. Her interest in young children with emerging developmental problems brought her to the Marianne Frostig Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, where she developed a program for preschool-age children at risk for later learning problems.

Dr. Haney has co-directed or coordinated a number of national demonstrations, preservices, and in-service training programs designed to increase the skills of individuals working with young children with disabilities. Her research, focused on behaviors facilitating parent-child interactions, has most recently addressed increasing communication between parents and their infants who are deaf-blind.