Dr. Patricia Snyder is a Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, Affiliate Professor of Pediatrics, and the David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. She is the director of the UF Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies. Dr. Snyder received her BS degree in speech-language pathology and audiology summa cum laude from the SUNY-Geneseo, her master’s degree from Millersville University, and her PhD from the University of New Orleans and was a pre-doctoral fellow at FPG Child Development Institute. She has been involved in early intervention for more than 35 years, serving as a direct service provider, program administrator, faculty member, researcher, and director of interdisciplinary institutes and centers. Her currently funded research focuses on embedded instruction for early learning and for early intervention, social-emotional foundations for early learning, and early childhood professional development, including practice-based coaching. Dr. Snyder is currently PI or Co-PI for three projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. She is a former editor of the Journal of Early Intervention (2002-2007) and is an Associate Editor for Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. She serves on the editorial boards for five journals. She is co-author of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (Brookes Publishing) and Essential Elements for Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs (Pearson).


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