I am part of the Teaching, Learning & Sciences (TLS) department and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood Special Education program. I have a Master's in Early Childhood Special Education from Southern Illinois University and received my PhD from the University of Denver in the Child, Family & School Psychology program.
I have served as a teacher, advocate, and interventionist for very young children with special needs and their families across the state. I worked on the Early Childhood Team in the Lieutenant Governor’s office under Dr. Barbara O’Brien and worked for Head Start as the Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator, Adams County Five Star Schools, Fisher Early Learning Center, and Denver Public Schools. I consult with school districts across Colorado and other states on the Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Intervention process. My research interests include families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, assessments methods for young children, and working with families going through the early intervention/special education processes. I enjoy spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and watching old movies.
Coleman, J. & Hardin, J. (2012). Establishing a common vision for Colorado’s early childhood system. In S. L. Kagan & K. Kauerz (Eds.), Early Childhood Systems. New York: Teachers College Press.
Coleman, J. & Riley, K. (2014). The expressed emotion of mothers of children with Fragile X syndrome. Lifespan and Disability, XVII(1), (59-88).
Germeroth, C., Day-Hess, C. & Coleman, J. (2015). Special Populations Summary Report: Prepared for the Colorado Office of Early Childhood. University of Denver: Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy.
Hessl, D., Sansone, S.M., Berry-Kravis, E., Riley, K., Widaman, K., Abbeduto, L., Schneider, A., Coleman, J., Oaklander, D., Rhodes, K., & Gerson, R. (2016). The NIH toolbox cognitive battery for intellectual disabilities: Three preliminary studies and future directions. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 8(35), pp. doi:10.1186/s11689-016-9167-4.
Kubicek, L., Riley, K., Coleman, J., Miller, G., &, Linder, T (2013). Assessing the Emotional Quality of Parent-Child Relationships Involving Young Children with Special Needs: Applying the Constructs of Emotional Availability and Expressed Emotion. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34(3), 242-256.
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