Professor and Chair of Special Education
- Ed.D., Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education, George Washington University
- Graduate Certificate, Public Health and Health Services, Maternal and Child Health, The George Washington University
- M.A., Education and Human Development, Major: Early Intervention; Endorsement: Early Childhood Special Education
- B.S., Psychology and Business Administration, University at Albany, State University of New York
- SPEDE 768: Fostering Development in Young Children with Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political, and Inclusive Perspectives
- SPEDE 769: Evaluation, Assessment, and Program Planning for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs
- SPEDE 770: Individualized Planning, Implementation and Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood (Birth through PreK) Environments and Curricula
- SPEDE 773: Families, Parenting, and Family-Professional Partnerships: Theories, Research, and Practices
My research interests focus on early intervention supports that support families with infants and toddlers in their role as primary developmental promoters. My three current projects are:
- Developing and testing a prenatal early intervention curriculum for families whose child has a diagnosis eligible for early intervention
- Developing and testing the “Family Strengths in Constructing Learning Experiences” (FamSCLE), an assessment-to-intervention approach that focuses on family strengths in helping their child learn and then collaboratively develop a program plan that truly fits the individual family.
- Identifying effective professional development approaches to prepare emerging professionals (graduate students) to truly partner with families.
- Keilty, B., & Smith, J. D. (2020). Family and practitioner perspectives on prenatal early intervention. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 58(1) 1-18. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-58.1.1
- Keilty, B. (2019). Assessing the home environment to promote infant-toddler learning within everyday family routines. Young Exceptional Children. doi: 10.1177/1096250619864076
- Keilty, B., & Smith, J. D. (2018). State early intervention administrator perspectives of prenatal supports for families with high probability diagnoses. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 12, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40723-018-0051-4
- Keilty, B., & Kosaraju, S. (2018). The impact of an early intervention home visiting experience on student learning in a dual Early Childhood/Special Education graduate preservice program. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 39(3) 243-260. doi: 10.1080/10901027.2018.1457579
- Trivette, C., & Keilty, B. (Eds.). (2017). Family: Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity (DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series No. 3). Washington, DC: Division for Early Childhood.
- Keilty, B. (2017). Seven Essentials for Family-Professional Partnerships in Early Intervention. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Keilty, B. (2016). The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success, 2nd edition. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Keilty, B., Blasco, P., & Acar, S. (2015). Re-conceptualizing developmental areas of assessment for screening, eligibility determination and program planning in early intervention. Journal of Intellectual Disability Diagnosis and Treatment, 3(4) 218-229.
- Keilty, B. (2013). Voices from the Field: Developing and promoting early intervention expertise. Young Exceptional Children, 26(3) 36-38. doi:10.1177/1096250607311933
- Keilty, B. (2013). Foreword. In L.C. Pletcher and N.O. Younggren, The Early Intervention Workbook: Seven Key Practices for Providing Services in Natural Environments. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
- Keilty, B. (2010). The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Keilty, B., LaRocco, D., & Casell, F. (2009). Early interventionists’ reports of authentic assessment methods through focus group research. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 28(4) 244-256. doi: 10.1177/0271121408327477
- Keilty, B. (2008). Earlier intervention: Prenatal initiation of IDEA, Part C supports and services. Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness, 2(4) 195-206.
- Keilty, B. (2008). Early intervention home visiting principles in practice: A reflective approach. Young Exceptional Children, 11(2) 29-40. doi: 10.1177/1096250607311933
- Keilty, B., & Galvin, K. (2006). Physical and social adaptations families make to promote learning in everyday experiences. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(4), 219-233. doi: 10.1177/02711214060260040301
- Keilty, B., & Freund, M. (2005). Caregiver-child interaction in infants and toddlers born extremely premature. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 20(3) 181-189.
- Keilty, B., & Freund, M. (2004). Mastery motivation: A framework for considering the “how” of learning in infants and toddlers. Young Exceptional Children, 8(2) 2-10. doi:10.1177/109625060400800101
- Kerins, G., Petrovic, K., Gianesini, J., Keilty, B., & Bruder, M. B. (2004). Physician attitudes and practices on providing care to individuals with intellectual disabilities: An exploratory study. Connecticut Medicine, 68(8) 485-490.
- Keilty, B. (2001). Are natural environments worth it? Using a cost-benefit framework to evaluate early intervention policies in community programs. Infants and Young Children, 13(4) 32-43.
- Shonkoff, J., Phillips, D., & Keilty, B. (Eds.). (2000). Early Childhood Intervention: Views from the Field. Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.