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Mary Elizabeth Bruder, Ph.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Academic Office Location:
Child & Family Studies
UConn Health
The Exchange
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
Phone: 860-679-1500
Fax: 860-679-1588
Email: bruder@uchc.edu
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Trinity CollegePsychology
M.S.University of OregonDevelopmental Disabilities - Early Childhood
Ph.D.University of OregonDevelopmental Disabilities - Early Childhood

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Mary McEvoy Service to the Field AwardDivision of Early Childhood (DEC)
Angel in Adoption AwardSen. Christopher Dodd & the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
University of Connecticut Health Access & Accommodations CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Infants and Young ChildrenEditorial BoardEditorExternalNational2008
Society for Research in Child DevelopmentMemberExternalNational2004
Journal of Early Intervention Editorial BoardEditorial BoardExternalNational2002
Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Council Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2001
Association of University Centers on Disability: Early Childhood Special Interest GroupAdvisory CommitteeChairExternalNational2001
International Society of Early InterventionAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalInternational2000
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesMemberExternalNational2000
Connecticut Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1998
Connecticut Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating CouncilMemberExternalState1998
Association for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentMemberExternalNational1995
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenMemberExternalNational1990
Topics in Early Childhood Special EducationEditorial BoardEditorial BoardExternalNational1989
DEC, Division for Early ChildhoodMemberExternalNational1984
TASH: Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with DisabilitiesMemberExternalNational1981
Council for Exceptional ChildrenMemberExternalNational1975
Inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood and school settings.

Dr. Bruder has been a co-investigator with Center on Aging faculty on various studies involving complementary and alternative medicine concerning the health care needs of older adults with developmental disabilities

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Coordinating Services with Families
    Bruder, M.B Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs 2010 Jan;93-126
  • Transitions for children with disabilities
    Bruder, M.B Transitions in the early years: Creating a system of continuity 2010 Jan;67-92
  • Early Intervention Services for Infants and Their Families.
    Bruder, M.B. Core Curriculum for Specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Resource for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals 2005 Jan;109-122
  • Service Coordination and Integration in a Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention.
    Bruder, M.B. The Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention 2005 Jan;29-58
  • The Role of Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Assessments in the Early Intervention System.
    Wolraich, M.L., Gurwitch, R.H., Bruder, M.B., & Knight, L.A. The Developmental Systems Approach to Early Intervention 2005 Jan;133-150
  • Inclusion of Infants and Toddlers: Outcomes and Ecology.
    Bruder, M.B. Early Childhood Inclusion: Focus on Change 2001 Jan;203-228
  • Techniques for Infants with Multiple or Severe Disabilities.
    Baird, S., McCormick, K., McLean, M., Bruder, M.B., & Dunst, C. Intervention Strategies for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs: A Team Approach 1999 Jan;224-258
  • Inservice in Assistive Technology: A Necessity in Early Childhood Special Education
    Bruder, M. B. Assistive Technology for Young Children with Disabilities: A Guide to Providing Family-Centered Services 1998 Jan;
  • Children Who Are Homeless: A Growing Challenge for Early Care and Education.
    Bruder, M.B. Advances in Early Education and Day Care: Family Policy and Practice in Early Child Care 1997 Jan;223-246
  • Creating New Visions in Institutions of Higher Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention.
    Kilgo, J., & Bruder, M.B. Reforming Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention: Issues, Models, and Practical Strategies 1997 Jan;
  • Early Intervention
    Bruder, M.B. Exceeding the Boundaries: Understanding Exceptional Lives 1997 Jan;539-569
  • Inclusion for pre-school age children: A collaborative services model
    Bruder, M.B. First steps: Stories on inclusion in early childhood education 1997 Jan;111-122
  • The Effectiveness of Specific Educational/Developmental Curricula for Children with Established Disabilities.
    Bruder, M.B. The Effectiveness of Early Intervention: Directions for Second Generation Research 1997 Jan;523-548
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Service Delivery
    Bruder, M.B. Rethinking Pull-Out Services in Early Intervention: A Professional Resource 1996 Jan;27-48
  • Transition
    Bruder, M.B., & Chandler, L. Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education: Recommended Practices 1996 Jan;287-307
  • Working with Members of Other Disciplines: Collaborating for Success
    Bruder, M. Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Programs 1994 Jan;
  • Collaboration and Service Coordination for Effective Early Intervention
    Bruder, M., & Bologna, T. Family-Centered Early Intervention with Infants and Toddlers: Innovative Cross-Disciplinary Approaches 1993 Jan;
  • Transition
    Bruder, M.B., & Chandler, L.K. DEC Recommended Practices: Indicators of Quality in Programs for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families 1993 Jan;
  • Techniques for Infants with Multiple or Severe Disabilities
    McLean, M., Bruder, M., Baird, S., & Dunst, C. Strategies for Teaching At-Risk and Handicapped Infants: A Transdisciplinary Approach 1991 Jan;
  • Early Sentence Development
    Branston-McLean, M.B., & Bruder, M.B. Language Handicaps in Children 1984 Jan;
  • Integration of the Severely Handicapped into Schools
    Bruder, M. Issues Related to Community Integration for Severely Handicapped Individuals 1984 Jan;
  • Parent Involvement in Special Education
    Bruder, M. Issues Related to Community Integration for Severely Handicapped Individuals 1984 Jan;
  • The Efficacy of Early Intervention and the Handicapped Infant: A Wise or Wasted Resource?
    Bricker, D., Bailey, E., & Bruder, M. Advances in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 1984 Jan;

Editorials

  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2019 Oct;32(4):229-293
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2019 Jul;32(3):149-228
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2019 Apr;32(2):75-148
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2019 Jan;32(1):1-74
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2018 Oct;32(4):259-325
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2018 Jul;31(3):175-258
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2018 Apr;31(2):91-174
  • Infants & Young Children
    Infants & Young Children 2018 Jan;31(1):1-90
  • Infants & Young Children: Introduction
    Bruder M.B. Infants and Young Children 2009 Jan;22(1):2-3
  • The person with a disability is a person first
    Kerins G., Bruder M.B. Connecticut Medicine 2004 Jan;68(8):483

Monographs

  • The Higher Education Survey for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Data Report:
    Bruder MB, Wakai S Ways Institutions of Higher Education Are Contributing to Well Trained Professionals in Service Areas Required Under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 2005 Jan;
  • The Higher Education Survey for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Data Report:
    Bruder, M.B., & Wakai, S. Preparing Adequate Numbers of Students in Institutions of Higher Education Trained in Service Areas Required Under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 2005 Jan;
  • The Higher Education Survey for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Data Report: Ways Federal Financial Support Influences Program Activities in Institutions of Higher Education.
    Bruder, M.B., & Wakai, S. 2005 Jan;
  • The Higher Education Survey for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Data Report: Instructional Methods and Course Content Used by Institutions of Higher Education to Address EI/ECSE.
    Bruder MB, Wakai S 2005 Jan;
  • Study II Data Report: The Higher Education Survey for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation.
    Bruder, M.B., & Wakai, S. 2004 Jan;
  • The Center to Inform Personnel Preparation Policy and Practice in Early Intervention and Preschool Education – Briefing Book.
    Bruder, M.B., & Wakai, S. 2004 Jan;

Newsletters

Notes

  • Advancing the agenda of service coordination
    Bruder M.B., Dunst C.J. Journal of Early Intervention 2006 Jan;28(3):175-177
  • Analysis of state application for year 4 planning for the personnel components of Part H of P.L. 99-457
    Bruder, M., & McCollum, J. NEC*TAS Notes 1992 Jan;

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Cross Disciplinary Meeting: ECPC Collaboration with PartnersLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20192/7/19 - Washington, DC
Opening session for the Part C / Part B-619 Think Tank: Developing Leadership ToolsLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20192/19/19 Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Overview of the think tank process at the Part C / Part B-619 Think Tank: Developing Leadership ToolsLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20192/20/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Overview of the think tank process at the Part C / Part B-619 Think Tank: Developing Leadership ToolsLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20192/20/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Your Job: Competing Priorities at the Part C / Part B-619 Think Tank: Developing Leadership ToolsLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20192/20/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
CSPD Strategic PlanningOtherEarly Childhood Personnel Center20193/21/2019 – Honolulu, HI
Preparing Personnel to Serve Children with Disabilities – Early Childhood: Preparation of Effective Personnel. OSEP Symposia SeriesLectureOffice of Special Education (OSEP)20194/8/2019 – Washington, DC
Collaborating Partners and Cross Disciplinary Meeting: ECPC Collaboration with PartnersLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20195/6/19 – Washington, DC
Dissecting Doctoral Training in ECI at The Future of Doctoral Leadership Programs in Early Childhood Intervention Think TankLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20195/16/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
The Four Implementation Phases of CSPD Activities at the Intensive TA Leadership Institute: CSPDLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20198/19/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Work Group Content: Preservice Programs at the Intensive TA Leadership Institute: CSPDLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20198/19/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Putting it All Together: CSPD, Timelines and Deliverables at the Intensive TA Leadership Institute: CSPDLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20198/21/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Opening session and presentations for the Part C / Part B-619 Think Tank: Developing Leadership ToolsLectureEarly Childhood Personnel Center20199/9/19 - 9/10/19 – Avon Old Farms Hotel, CT
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) for Early Childhood: From Exploration to ImplementationLectureOSEP Leadership Conference2019Arlington, VA
Using Early Childhood Personnel Standards to Guide Professional PracticeLectureOSEP Leadership Conference2019Arlington, VA
Recruiting and Retaining Early Interventionists Able to Support Evidence Based Practice in Inclusive Environments: Recognizing and Addressing the NeedLectureISEI Conference2019Sydney, Australia
Symposium 022: The Early Childhood Personnel Center: From Exploration to the Implementation of a Comprehensive and Integrated System of Early Childhood Personnel Development in Early Childhood InterventionLectureISEI Conference2019Sydney, Australia
Workforce Development in ECI: Past, Present and Future ApproachesLectureISEI Conference2019Sydney, Australia
Preparing Personnel to Serve Children with Disabilities – Early Childhood: Preparation of Effective PersonnelLectureOSEP Symposia Series2019Virtual
Building Leadership: Integrating Part C and 619 into State Early Childhood SystemsLectureCEC Conference2018Tampa, FL
Systems Thinking: Developing Comprehensive and Integrated Systems of Personnel DevelopmentLectureCEC Conference2018Tampa, FL
Developing Your Leadership SkillsLectureDaSy Conference2018Arlington, VA
Components of Effective and Sustainable Systems of ECI Workforce DevelopmentLectureDEC Annual International Conference2018Orlando, FL
Developing Leadership Competencies for Early Childhood Workforce DevelopmentLectureAUCD Pre-Conference Summit on Early Childhood2018Washington, D.C.
Critical Issues Related to Early Childhood (Early Childhood Special Interest Group Presentation)LectureAUCD Network2018Washington, D.C.
Early Intervention Outcomes: Are the data telling us what we need to know?LectureAUCD Conference2018Washington, D.C.
The Role of UCEDDS and LENDS in Workforce DevelopmentLectureAUCD Conference for UCEDD's2017Washington, D.C.
Early Childhood Driving ChangePanel DiscussionAUCD Conference2017Washington, D.C.
Equitable Service Delivery for Students and Families: Solutions Going ForwardPanel DiscussionUConn NEAG School of Education Special Education Summit2017Storrs, CT
IDEA Early Childhood Inclusion Community of Practice (Webinar)LectureECTA Center & NCSI Improvement Workgroup2017Online
Standards Alignment: A Tool for Higher Education Curriculum DevelopmentLectureCEC 2017 Convention & Expo2017Boston, MA
The Early Childhood Personnel Center: Building a Comprehensive System of PersonnelLectureCEC 2017 Convention & Expo2017Boston, MA
Special Education in Connecticut Summit: Issues and Solutions in the Wake of CCJEF v. Rell (Webinar)LectureSpecial Education in Connecticut Summit2017Online
The Role of Family Assessment in Family-Centered Home Visiting (Webinar)LectureFirst Steps Professional Development Webinar Series #12017Online
DEC Recommended Practices: Building and Implementing Effective SystemsLectureOSEP Leadership Conference2017Arlington, VA
Early Childhood Personnel Systems: The CSPD ProcessLectureOSEP Leadership Conference2017Arlington, VA
Building Early Childhood Leadership CapacityLectureOSEP Leadership Conference2017Arlington, VA
Consensus on Early Childhood Competence Across DisciplinesLectureECPC Cross Disciplinary Alignments Meeting2017Washington, D.C.
Utilization of the DEC, CEC, NAEYC Personnel Standards Alignment: Case ExampleLectureDEC Conference on Young Children w/ Special Needs & Their Families2017Portland, OR
Finding a Common Lens: The Alignment of Personnel Competencies Across Professional DisciplinesLectureDEC Conference on Young Children w/ Special Needs & Their Families2017Portland, OR
Systems Thinking: Developing Comprehensive and Integrated Systems of Personnel Development For AllLectureDEC Conference on Young Children w/ Special Needs & Their Families2017Portland, OR