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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

special education

Kathy Peckham-Hardin

Ph.D. in Special Education & Risk and Resiliency, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002.
Phone: (818) 677-4002
Specialization: Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SPED 402A: Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support
SPED 504MS: Teaching Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SPED 505MS: Curriculum and Instruction for Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SPED 403MS: Early Fieldwork in Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SPED 506MS: Intern Seminar for Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SPED 580MS: Practica and Seminar for Student Teachers – Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SPED 628MS: Induction (Level II)
SPED 629MS: Assessment (Level II)
SPED 697: Comprehensive Exam
SPED 698: Thesis/Project

Professional Interests: Dr. Peckham-Hardin research interests focus on improving outcomes for students with severe disabilities and their families. To this end, she has completed a research study to better understand what is needed to ensure students with disabilities receive a quality education in inclusive settings. She is also involved in research examining teachers’ use of positive behavior support in classroom settings. Dr. Peckham-Hardin has co-authored a number of book chapters and articles primarily in the areas of inclusive education and positive behavior support. She also has presented at numerous national, state and local conferences in the following areas: inclusive educational practices, positive behavior support, self-directed learning, authentic assessment, and systematic instruction.

Dr. Peckham-Hardin serves as the specialization chair in the area of moderate/severe disabilities. She is responsible for advising all new and current students in the Level I, Level II and MA programs, and for coordinating intern and student teacher placements. She lives in Camarillo with her husband Bob and their dog, Baxter.