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
  • Research Engineer We are seeking a full-time Research Engineer to design, implement, and maintain web and mobile applications. Existing applications at JGCP include learning management systems, web apps that support management of child assessment data, graphing, reporting, and data-driven decision making, and mobile apps to support parent-teacher communication and student self-management.unication and student self-management. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in the use of the intervention, among other activities. 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 and 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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