Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Judith J. Carta

Interim Director, Professor of Special Education and Senior Scientist
Primary office:
Phone: (913) 321-3143, ext. 2600
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Research

  • Developing evidence-based intervention practices
  • Multi-tiered systems of support to promote children's language, literacy, and social-emotional outcomes
  • Validating parenting interventions focused on vulnerable populations and their effects on young children
  • Developing tools for monitoring the progress of young children

Selected Presentations

A.   Papers Presented at International, National, State, Regional, Local Conferences and Meetings

1.  Peer Reviewed

Carta, J. (1976, April).  A comparison of language of delayed and non- delayed preschoolers in free play and structured situations.  Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Chicago, IL.

Carta, J. (1976, October).  Integration of delayed and non-delayed preschoolers:  Effects on social play and language behavior.  Paper presented at the Oregon Conference, Eugene, OR.  

Carta, J. (1978, January).  Planning the IEP in physical education and recreation.  Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children's Topical Conference on Individualized Education Program Planning, Albuquerque, NM.

Carta, J. J. (1978, November).  Mediated inservice training programs for servicing teacher consultants of severely handicapped.  Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped, Baltimore, MD.

Carta, J. J. (1979, April).  Implementing I CAN physical education services to the severely handicapped:  A system for teachers and teacher consultants.  Annual Conference of the Council on Exceptional Children, Dallas, TX.

Carta, J. J. (1980, April).  Assessing the play skills of preschool handicapped children.  Annual Conference of the Council on Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA.

Carta, J. J. (1982, October).  Crossing professional barriers in an early intervention setting.  National P.L. 89-313 Providers' Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Carta, J. J. (1983, April).  An investigation of the object play skills of handicapped and nonhandicapped children.  Annual Conference of the Council on Exceptional Children, Detroit, MI.

Carta, J. J. (Chair).  (1984, May).  Issues related to the ecobehavioral analysis of school problems.  Symposium presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

Carta, J. J. (1985, May).  Using an ecobehavioral approach in evaluating early intervention settings.  In J. J. Carta (Chair), Methodological advances in the behavior assessment of young handicapped children and their instructional settings.  Symposium presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Columbus, Ohio.

Carta, J. J. (1986, May).  Using ecobehavioral data to evaluate educational programs for handicapped preschoolers.  In C. R. Greenwood (Chair), Applied uses of ecobehavioral data.  Symposium presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Milwaukee, WI.

Carta, J. J. (1986, October).  Process-product analysis.  In S. L. Odom (Chair), Research methodologies in early childhood special education.  Panel discussion presented at the National Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Louisville, KY.

Carta, J. J. (1987, May).  The use of portable computers in observational research in preschools and elementary classroom settings:  Some experiences and perspectives.  Panel discussion presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

Carta, J. J. (1988, May).  Identification of potentially effective instructional procedures.  In J. J. Carta (Chair), Selection and validation of classroom interventions using ecobehavioral analysis.  Symposium presented at the 14th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Philadelphia, PA.

Greenwood, C. R., Delquadri, J., & Carta, J. J. (1988, May).  The effects of classwide peer tutoring gains in standardized achievement:  A longitudinal, experimental-control group design.  In R. P. West (Chair), Peer tutoring systems and academic performance.  Symposium presented at the 14th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Philadelphia, PA.

Carta, J. J. (Chair).  (1988, November).  Getting a closer look at early intervention classrooms through ecobehavioral assessment.  Panel presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Nashville, TN.

Carta, J. J. (Chair). (1989, April).  Special education students in regular education classrooms:  Classwide peer tutoring/adaptive learning environments.  Panel presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Francisco, CA.

Carta, J. J., Schwartz, I., Atwater, J. B., Trissel, D., Rinkel, P., & Connell, M.  (1989, October).  Getting ready for kindergarten:  Assessment and intervention strategies for promoting in regular classroom settings.  Panel presented at the Fifth International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Minneapolis, MN.

Arreaga-Mayer, C., & Carta, J. J. (1990), October).  Selection and validation of classroom interventions with culturally diverse exceptional children using ecobehavioral analysis.  Paper presented at the CEC Symposium on Culturally Diverse Exceptional Children, Albuquerque, NM.

Carta, J. J. (1990, April).  First signs of a developing methodology of risk assessment in education--Discussant comments.  Panel entitled "Observations along the road to referral:  Failure of process or product" presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, MA.

Atwater, J. B., Carta, J. J., & Schwartz, I. S. (1990, May).  Ecobehavioral assessment of children's survival skills in preschool and primary grade classrooms.  Paper presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

Carta, J. J. (1990, May).  Applications of ecobehavioral analysis in settings for young children.  Panel presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

Schwartz, I. S., Atwater, J. B., & Carta, J. J. (1990, May).  An ecobehavioral system to assess classroom survival skills.  Paper presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

Walker, D., Hart, B., & Carta, J. J. (1990, May).  Ecobehavioral assessment in the identification of risk factors:  A longitudinal investigation.  Paper presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

Carta, J. J., Atwater, J. B., & Schwartz, I. S.  (1990, October).  Procedural reliability:  A vital component for ensuring the quality of early intervention programs.  Paper presented at the Sixth International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque, NM.

Atwater, J. J., Carta, J. J., & Schwartz, I. S. (1991, May). Teachers' implementation of a program for promoting classroom survival skills.  In J. J. Carta (Chair).  Using treatment fidelity data to examine treatment effects.  Symposium chaired at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Carta, J. J. (1991, May).  Using treatment fidelity data to examine treatment effects.  Symposium chaired at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Carta, J. J. (1991, May).  The nature and importance of instruction in in-class transition skills in preschool students.  In I. S. Schwartz (Chair). In-class transition skills:  Assessment and interventions.  Symposium at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Carta, J. J. (1991, May).  Translative research:  Its applications to classroom survival skills interventions.  In J. J. Carta (Chair), Translative research:  Moving the educational innovations for experiment to the field.  Symposium presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Carta, J. J., Atwater, J. B., & Schwartz, I. S.  (1991, June).  Early classroom survival skills:  A training approach.  Paper presented at New Directions in Child and Family Research:  Shaping Head Start in the 90's, Arlington, VA.

Carta, J. J. (1991, November).  Educational implications of prenatal drug exposure.  In J. B. Atwater (Chair), Prenatal drug exposure:  Issues and implications for early intervention and education.  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, St. Louis, MO.

Carta, J. J., Schwartz, I. S., Atwater, J. B., & McConnell, S. (1991, November).  Developmentally appropriate practice:  Is it appropriate for young children with disabilities?  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, St. Louis, MO.

Connell, M. C., & Carta, J. J. (1991, May).  Classwide self-assessment in teaching in-class transition skills to preschoolers with developmental disabilities.  Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Schwartz, I. S., Carta, J. J., Giordano, S. A., & Cowley, B. J. (1991, November).  Project ECLIPSE:  Taking a closer look at language training in preschool classrooms.  Paper presented at the International Division of Early Childhood Conference, St. Louis, MO. 

Carta, J. J., Atwater, J. B., Greenwood, C. R. & Schwartz, I. S. (1992, May).  An approach for measuring interbehavioral fields within early educational environments. In T. Sharpe & J. J. Fox (Co-Chairs).  Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Connell, M. C., Carta, J. J., & Baer, D. M. (1992, May).  Programming generalization of self-assessed target behaviors by teaching early elementary students with behavioral disabilities to recruit contingent mainstream teacher praise.  In M. C. Connell (Chair).  Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Walker, D., Greenwood, C. R., Hart, B., & Carta, J. J. (1992, May).  Are we putting children at risk for school failure?  Links between early language development and risk outcomes.  In D. Holmes (Chair), Ecobehavioral strategies. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Greenwood, C. R., Arreaga-Mayer, C., Carta, J. J., Kamps, D., Terry, B., & Walker, D. (1992, September).  Measurably superior instruction:  The opportunity to respond revisited.  Presentation made at the Behavior Analysis in Education:  Focus on Measurably Superior Instruction Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Carta, J. J., Atwater, J. B., McEvoy, M., McConnell, S. (1992, October).  Early intervention for children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol:  New challenges for ecobehavioral analysis.  Presentation at Behavior Analysis in Education:  Focus on Measurably Superior Instruction Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Greenwood, C. R., & Carta, J. J.  (1992, October).  Classroom observational assessment instrument software applications for school psychologists. Paper presented at the National Education Association Technology in the Rockies Conference, Denver, CO.

Carta, J. J., & Schwartz, I., (1992, December).  Project ECLIPSE.  In I. Schwarz (Chair), Effectiveness of language facilitation methods:  Research findings evaluating specific language intervention techniques.  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Washington, DC. 

Carta, J. (1992, December).  Developmental outcomes related to prenatal substance use.  In M. McEvoy (Chair).  Intervention procedures for children exposed prenatally to drugs and/or alcohol and their families.  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Washington, DC.                                                                       

Carta, J. (1992, December).  Developing interventions for infants, toddlers, and preschool children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol.  Symposium presented at the National Association for Perinatal Addiction Research and Education, Chicago, IL.

Carta, J. J. (1993, February).  The ESCAPE classroom observation system.  In J. Lloyd (Chair).    Issues regarding the development and use of direct observation systems.  Symposium presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference.  Redondo Beach, CA.

Carta, J. J., Ross, G., Peterson, P., & Collins, A. (1993, March).  Children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol:  Separating fact from folklore.  Symposium presented at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders.  Kansas City, Missouri.

Carta, J. J.., & Greenwood, C. R. (1993, May).  An ecobehavioral model for the assessment of developmental consequences of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol.  In S. R. McConnell (Chair) Applied behavior analytic research on the developmental consequences of prenatal exposure to drugs an alcohol among young children.  Symposium presented at the 19th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Carta, J.  (1993, December).  In S. McConnell (Chair).  Recent findings from the Early Childhood Research Institute on Substance Abuse.  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, San Diego, CA.

Carta, J.J., Greenwood, C. R., & Atwater, J. B.  (1994, July).  Recent findings on interventions for children prenatally exposed to alcohol and other drugs and their caregivers.  Symposium presented at the Third National Conference on Preventing the Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse for Pregnant Women and Their Families, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Washington, DC.

Carta, J. J. (1994, October). First look at multiple risk factors affecting developmental outcomes of children prenatally exposed to alcohol and other drugs.  In S. McConnell.  Recent findings from the Early Childhood Research Institute on Substance Abuse.  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, St. Louis, MO.

Carta, J. J.  (1995, May).  Multiple applications of ecobehavioral analysis in the study of children prenatally exposed to alcohol and other drugs. Symposium presented at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D. C.

Carta, J. J. (1996, February).  Preliminary outcomes of the Early Childhood Research Institute on Substance Abuse.  In C. Greenwood.  Examining early caregiving environmental risks in predicting early school outcomes.   Symposium presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference, LaJolla, CA.

McEvoy, M. A., Carta, J. J., & Greenwood, C. R.  (1996, March).  The role of caregiving context in the development of children with and without prenatal exposure to illicit drugs and alcohol:  Risk and protective factors.  Symposium presented at the National Head Start Association Annual Training Conference.  New Orleans, LA.

Carta, J. J., Summers, J. A., Atwater, J., Peterson, C., McBride, S., Stowitschek, J. J., & Wall, S.  (December, 1996) Early Head Start:  A new initiative for very young children and families with multiple risks.  Symposium presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, New Orleans, LA. 

Carta, J. (January, 1999). Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure and Environmental Risk on Children’s Development.  Invited presentation at Beyond Dependency and Substance Abuse Conference sponsored by the Juvenile Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit--Dade County.  Miami, FL. 

Carta, J., Summers, J. A., Atwater, J., & Hughes, K. EPIC:  Enhancing Parenting Interventions for Children.  (February, 1999) . In J. Carta (Chair). Challenges of Implementing Routines-Based Interventions.   Symposium presented at the Conference for Research on Innovation in Early Intervention.  San Diego, CA.

Carta, J., Greenwood, C., Walker, D., & Luze, G., (December, 1999). Measuring growth and development of infants and toddlers in the 21st Century. Panel presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Chicago, IL.

Carta, J. (April, 2000). What Have We Learned About Classroom Ecology, Teacher Behavior and Child Behavior?  In. S. L. Odom (Chair).  Observational Assessments of Early Childhood Settings for Children With and Without Disabilities.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Education Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Carta, J., Cline, G., & Greenwood, C. (April, 2000).  A General Outcomes Approach to Measuring Growth and Development in Infants and Toddlers.  Panel presented at the International Council on Exceptional Children Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Peterson, C., Carta, J., Wall, S., & Boller, K. (June, 2000). Who are the children with disabilities in Early Head Start? In D. Spiker & J. A. Summers (Chairs). Getting started in early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Symposium conducted at Head Start’s Fifth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Carta, J. (October, 2000). Refining the Construct of Child Neglect. Presentation at the Federal Interagency Child Neglect Consortium, Bethesda, MD.

Carta, J. (December, 2000). Importance of Studying EHS Graduates’ Experience in Formal School Environments.  Presentation to the Project EAGLE Parent Policy Board.  Kansas City, Kansas.

Carta, J., Woods, J., Gearhart, G., & Hudson, S. (December, 2000). Overcoming Challenges in Implementing Early Intervention Services with Families from Poverty Backgrounds. Poster presented at the International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque. NM.

Carta, J. (January, 2001). Prenatal Substance Exposure:  Implications of research on children for interventions for families.  Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Annual Meeting of Women Judges. Miami, FL.

Carta, J. (April, 2001).  A General Outcomes Approach to Measuring Development of Expressive Communication in Infants and Toddlers.  In S. R. McConnell (Chair). New developments in assessment for infants and young children.  Symposium conducted at the Society for Research in Child Development.  Minneapolis, MN.

Carta, J. J. (December, 2001). Children with and without disabilities in Early Head Start:  Outcomes at 24 months.  Symposium presented at the 17th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs. Boston, MA.

Carta, J. J. (December, 2001). Advancing the research agenda on Activity-Based Intervention. Research roundtable presented at the 17th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs. Boston, MA.

Carta, J. J., Buell, M. J. Kisker, E. E., O’Brien, J. & Peterson, C. A. (June, 2002). What’s happening with children with disabilities and their families in Early Head Start?  Research Roundtable Discussion presented at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Carta, J., & Staker, M. (November, 2002). The Early Head Start Evaluation:  The Role of Local Program-Research Partnerships.  In B. Green (Chair). Evaluating Early Head Start:  A federal initiative to enhance evaluation by supporting research partnerships.  American Evaluation Association.

Carta, J. (December, 2002). The researchers’ perspective on investigating natural environments.  In J. Woods (Chair) Why is this so hard? National Perspectives on Implementation of Natural Environments. Research Roundtable presented at the 18th Annual DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, San Diego, CA.

Carta, J. J., & Luze, G. (April, 2003). Examining the Parenting Experiences of Low-Functioning Children in the Early Head Start Evaluation.  In E. Kisker (Chair). Children with disabilities in low-income families:  A look at Early Head Start experiences and outcomes. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Carta, J. J., & Atwater, J. B. (September, 2003). The impact of an early intervention program on parent-child Interactions and children’s developmental trajectories.  In J. Carta (Chair). Panel on Parent-Child Interactions.  Panel presented at the International Society of Early Intervention.  Rome, Italy.

Carta, J., Peterson, C., Walls, & Tarullo. (October, 2003). Learning about children with disabilities from the National Early Head Start and FACES Studies. Panel presented at the DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Washington, DC.

Carta, J., Summers, J. A., Staker, M., & Atwater, J. (October, 2003). Engaging parents and enhancing outcomes:  Practices that work. Panel presented at the DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Washington, DC.

Greenwood, C., Carta, J., & Walker, D. (December, 2003). Early Communication Indicator: A new approach for measuring infant and toddler progress toward communication outcomes. Research roundtable presented at the DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Washington, DC.

Carta, J. J., & Greenwood, C. R. (December, 2004)  Issues related to accountability systems for children from birth to five years.  Research roundtable presented at the DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Chicago, IL.

Carta, J. J., Greenwood, C. R., & Walker, D. (December, 2004).  Early Communication Indicator: A new approach for measuring infant and toddler progress toward communication outcomes. Post-Conference Workshop presented at the DEC International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs, Chicago, IL.

Carta, J. J. (April, 2005). Discussant for Paper Symposium with D. Spiker, M. Raspa, S. Mallik, A. Scarborough, & K. Hebbeler.  Improving outcomes for young children disabilities through early intervention:  Program options and policy challenges at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Carta, J. J. (April, 2005). Discussant for Paper Symposium with M. O’Brien, C. D. Jones, and S. Bishop. Autism and families:  Sources and consequences of parental stress. Panel presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Carta, J., Lardieri, S., & Timm, M. (Feb, 2006). Examining the role of cumulative risk for children with challenging behaviors. Paper presented at the Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention.  San Diego.

Carta, J. J., Walker, D., & Baggett, K. (June, 2006). Early Communication Indicator. Paper presented in Symposium Developing New Outcome Measures with Program Partners:  Process, Procedures, Practicalities” at the Head Start Research Conference. Washington, DC.

Carta, J. J., & Staker, M. (June, 2006). Stages of partnership development with an Early Head Start partner. Presentation at the Head Start National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Baggett, K. & Carta, J. (March, 2007). Developing the Indicator of Parent-Child Interaction (IPCI). In Measuring “Good Parenting” and Parent-Child Interactions:  Diversity, Utility, Reliability, and Validity in New Measures. Paper Symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston.

Howard, K., Hughes, K, Schatz, J. Carta, J.  Borkowski. J. (March, 2007). Prenatal cumulative risks and maternal parenting during infancy:  Precursors of early childhood neglect and developmental delays:  The Parenting for the First Time Project. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Boston.

Carta, J., Abbott, M., Atwater, J., Staker, M., & Herring, A. (2008, February). Early Reading First 2004-2007. Poster resented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

McConnell, S. R., Carta, J., J., & Greenwood, C. R. (February, 2008). Bringing Response to Intervention to Preschool:  Bridging research and practice. Panel presented at the Biannual Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA.

Lefever, J., Carta, J., Bigelow, K., Self-Brown, S., Mattei, J., Borkowski, J. & Warren et al., (March, 2008). Increasing engagement in parenting interventions through the use of cell phones. Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. San Diego, CA.

Carta, J. J. & the Early Head Start Disability Workgroup. (June, 2008) What we’ve learned about children with disabilities in the Early Head Start National Research and Evaluation Project. In M. Woolverton (Chair). Children with Disabilities in Head Start and Early Head Start.  Symposium presented at the Head Start National Research Conference. Washington, DC.

Carta, J. J., Ondersma, S., & Rheingold, K.  (January, 2009).  Enhancing prevention through the use of technology.  Panel presented at the 23rd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.  San Diego, CA.

Carta, J.J., Landry, S., Feil, E., Baggett, K., & Lefever, J. (April, 2009). New approaches for advancing parenting interventions to prevent child maltreatment. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Denver, CO.

Carta, J. J., Atwater, J., & Bradfield, T. (February, 2010). What’s happening in Tier 1 early literacy instruction:  Examining the foundation of RTI in pre-kindergarten. Panel presented at the Conference on Research Innovation in Early Childhood, San Diego, CA.

Baggett, K., Carta, J., & Broyles, L. (May, 2010). Social-emotional development of infants and toddlers with and at-risk for disabilities: The Pyramid Model. Panel presented at the Birth-to-Three Institute, Washington, DC.

Carta, J., J., Atwater, J., & Greenwood, C. (October, 2010). Tier one instruction in early education classrooms:  Implications for response to intervention. Panel presentation at the Division for Early Childhood Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Carta, J. J., Buysse, J., Atwater, J., & Greenwood, C., Linas, M., & Forster, J. (May, 2011).  Examining the Theory, Practice, and Policy for Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Education. Symposium presented at the International Society of Early Intervention. New York, New York.

Carta, J., Greenwood, C., McElhattan, T., Guerrero, G., Atwater, J., & the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood. (February, 2012). How Do PreKindergarten Children with IEPs Fare in Early Literacy and Language? Presented at the Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA. 

Carta, J., Walker, D., Greenwood, C. R., & Buzhardt, J. (October, 2012). Progress Monitoring Measures for infants and toddlers to inform communication intervention practice. Panel presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Greenwood, C., Spencer, E., Goldstein, H., & Carta, J. (October, 2012). Using programmatic research to develop feasible, effective language and early literacy interventions.  Panel presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Jeon, H. J., Peterson, C. A., Wall, S. Luze, G., Carta, J., & Swanson, M. (October, 2012). Predicting academic, social, and emotional skills at grade 5 for low-income children identified as having early disability indicators. Poster presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Knoche, L., Duran, L., LaForrett, D., & Carta, J. (October, 2012). Using data to make instructional decisions with dual language learners.  Panel presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Carta, J. J., Atkins-Burnett, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A., Squires, J., & Greenwood, C. R. (October, 2013). Opening the black box of individualization in programs for young children. Panel presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Kaminski, R., Greenwood, C. R., Carta, J., Goldstein, H., & McConnell, S. (October, 2013). Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: From research to practice-Lessons learned in early childhood RTI. Panel presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Carta, J., Fox, L., & McConnell, S. (Feb, 2014). Getting real:  Lessons learned about feasibility and fidelity through statewide implementation of tiered models of support.  Panel presented at the Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Clarke, B. L., Sheridan, S. M., Knoche, L. L., & Carta, J.J. (February, 2015). Preschool language and literacy:  Pilot test of a multi-tiered approach. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Carta, J., Walker, D., Greenwood, C. & Larson, A. (October, 2015). Bridging the Word Gap Research Network:  Collaborating to improve language outcomes. Panel presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Selected Grants

Ongoing Research Support
  1. The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale: Development of an Observation Scale and Coaching Model - TPITOS
  2. UA6MC27762 - Carta, (PI) - 09/01/14-08/31/16 - Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
  3. NIH - 07//01/14-06/30/15 - Exploring moderating roles of home/classroom quality in relations between language.
  4. R324B120004 - Carta (CoPI) Greenwood (PI) - 03/01/12-01/29/16 - Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education: Response to Intervention (RtI) in Early Childhood
  5. USDHHS: 12-233-SOL-00365 - Boller (PI), Atkins-Burnett (CoPI), Carta (CoPI), & Wasik (CoPI) – 10/1/12 – 4/30/15- Assessing Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Child Progress Monitoring to Individualize Teaching Practices
 
Outgoing Research Support
  1. R324A090075 - Carta (PI) - 06/01/09-04/30/13 - Development of a Three-tiered Model in Early Intervention to Address Language and Literacy Needs of Children at Risk
  2. H326B070002 - Carta (PI) - 01/01/08-12/31/12 - Technical Assistance Center on Social-Emotional Interventions for Young Children
  3. R324C080011 - Carta (CoPI) Greenwood (PI) - 07/01/08-06/30/13 - Center for Response to Intervention (RtI) in Early Childhood - CRTIEC Website

Selected Awards & Honors

1996                Co-Recipient of the Annual Research Award, Council for Exceptional Children, Juniper Gardens Children's Project

2003-2004       Carol Hansen Visiting Scholar, Iowa State University

2003-2004       Visiting Scholar Bowie State University

2007                Kansas Division of Early Childhood, Award of Excellence

2007                Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award

2009-2011       Program Chair, Conference on Research Innovation in Early Intervention

2010-2014       Member of Federal Advisory Panel on Head Start Research and Evaluation (appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services )

2011-2012       Member of the Planning Board for the Head Start Research Conference

2012-2103       Member of the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practice Commission

2012-2013       University of Kansas Leading Light Award for Researchers Receiving More than 1 million dollars in external funding awards

2014                Bradley University Centurion Award given to Bradley University alumni who have brought national and international credit to the University

2016                Professor Judith J. Carta received the Higuchi Award for Applied Science 


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