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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

special education

Michele Haney

Ph.D. in Special Education with a cognate in Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Los Angeles, 1988
(818) 677-3874

Specialization: Early Childhood Special Education


SPED 520EC: Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
SPED 683EC: Problems and Practices in Early Childhood Special Education
SPED 628EC: Level II Induction and Support
SPED 629EC: Level II Assessment
SPED 698C: Thesis or Graduate Project

Professional Interests:
Dr. Haney has conducted research and developed materials for professional development in the following areas: inclusion of preschool-aged children with disabilities in typical preschool programs; transdisciplinary approach in early intervention, caregiver-child interaction; and culturally responsive services to young children and their families of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Dr. Haney has been an educator of both typically developing preschoolers and those with a variety of special needs. She has also taught school-aged children with learning disabilities and emotional disturbances. As co-founder of the CHIME Institute, a nationally recognized inclusive program serving children from birth through middle school, she developed an early intervention program which provides in-home and center-based services to infants/toddlers with disabilities and their families. Dr. haney has directed or co-directed a number of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Model Demonstration, Research to Practice, and Personnel Preparation competitions. She has presented at local, state, national and international conferences.