Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Jay Buzhardt

Associate Research Professor
Primary office:
Phone: (913) 321-3143, ext. 2617
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Research

  • Web-based Parent/Teacher Training
  • Early Childhood Data-based Decision Making
  • Usability Testing and Human-Computer Interface Design
  • Design Research Methodology

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Ongoing Research Support
  1. H327S140024 - Greenwood, C. (PI),Buzhardt, J. (CoPI),  and Walker, D. (CoPI) - 09-01/14-08/31/19 - STEPPING UP Implementation of IGDI technology to improve data-based decision making for infants and toddlers with or at-risk disabilities.
  2. H133A130032 - D. Kamps (PI), H. Wills (CoPI),  R. Mason (CoPI), L. Heitzman-Powell (CoPI), J. Buzhardt (CoPI), and B. Mason (CoPI) - 10/01/13-09/30/18 I-CONNECT Plus.
  3. R324A120365 - Buzhardt (PI) Greenwood and Walker (CoPIs) - 07/01/12-06/30/17 - The effects of online decision making support (the MOD) for home visitors using an RTI approach to promoting the language development of at-risk infants and toddlers
  4.  ​H133G110131 - Buzhardt (PI) - 10/01/11-09/30/15 - Examination of the Use of a Spanish Version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Outgoing Research Support
  1. R324A090283 - Buzhardt  and Wills (CoPI's) Linas (PI) - 07/01/09-06/30/13 - Professional Development that is Systematic, focused on Teacher growth, Incorporates Coaching, collaboration, cohorts, and increased Knowledge to create Student Success (STICKS) Website
  2. H327A110059 - Buzhardt (CoPI) Summers (PI) - 10/01/11-09/30/13 - Development of a Distance Mentorship Program to Improve Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness
  3. Parenting Research Centre - Buzhardt (PI) Baggett (CoPI) -  09-01-12 - 03-29-13 - Australia Early Home Learning Project
  4.  H133G090136 - Buzhardt (PI) - 10/01/09-09/30/13 - Experimental Evaluation of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program Using Video Conferencing for Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  5. H133G110131 - Buzhardt (PI) - 10/01/11-09/30/14 - Examination of the Use of a Spanish Version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Assistant Researcher We are looking for a part-time (50-75% FTE), bilingual (Spanish/English) assistant researcher. The assistant researcher on this project will be part of a research team, and will administer and score standardized and progress monitoring assessment measures for infants and toddlers with and without special needs. Assessments are conducted in child care/early learning center-based programs, and in children's homes in Wyandotte County (Kansas City, KS). Training and professional development will be provided for assessment administration and data entry. View the full job posting and apply here.   
  • Research Aides We are looking for research aides who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool parents and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. View the full job posting and apply here.
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation adn delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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