Academic Area: Special Education, Language development and delays and family-centered early intervention models.

My research focuses on parents and their children with disabilities, meeting the needs of young children with disabilities, and the evaluation of assessment tools.

Dr. Baxter's areas are:

  • Developing early intervention models that are responsive to family's needs.
  • Language development in children with developmental disabilities and delays.
  • Adequately training individuals to work with infants and young children with special needs.
Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, Special Education
PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Developmental Psychology, 1990
MA, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, Clinical and Community Psychology, 1985
AB, Guilford College, Greensboro, Psychology , 1982