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Gail L. Ensher, Ed.D

Gail L. Ensher, Ed.D Biography:

In addition to her work as Professor of Education, Dr. Ensher is Coordinator of two master's degree programs in the School of Education at Syracuse University: Early Childhood Special Education and the Inclusive Program on Severe Disabilities. She received her doctorate in special education from Boston University in 1971. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree, she taught for 3 years in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Quincy, Massachusetts. She later assumed a position on the faculty at the Pennsylvania State University in State College prior to taking a position on the faculty at Syracuse University.

For many years, Dr. Ensher has been actively involved in teaching, writing and research, and community service related to families and young children who are at risk and have developmental disabilities. At Syracuse University, she teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels about methods and curriculum in early childhood special education, families of young children with special needs, the assessment of infants and young children, and the theoretical foundations of early childhood special education. She has extensive experience in clinical work with infants, young children, and their families and continues to train graduate students in this area of expertise. She has authored play-based assessments for infants and toddlers, most recently Partners in Play: Assessing Infants and Toddlers in Natural Contexts (Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2007). In addition, Dr. Ensher co-authored with Dr. David Clark the first and second editions of Newborns at Risk: Medical Care and Psychoeducational Intervention (Aspen Publishers, 1986, 1994).

Dr. Ensher is a single mother of two daughters adopted from Calcutta, India-Kimberly and Lindsey.

Gail L. Ensher, Ed.D's Books

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  • Families, Infants, and Young Children at Risk

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-806-6


    A core text for early interventionists that addresses the medical and social-emotional development of children birth-8.

    Paperback $54.95 Qty:
  • Relationship-Centered Practices in Early Childhood

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-059-5


    Discover fresh ways to build strong working relationships with diverse families and young children from birth-age 8. This essential guidebook from two top experts gives readers a clear framework for relationship-centered care in natural environments.

    Paperback $36.95 Qty:

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