Michaelene Ostrosky

Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Michaelene M. Ostrosky’s educational background and research focus on early childhood special education with a particular interest in inclusion, social emotional competence, social interaction and peer relationships, challenging behavior, and communication delays and disabilities. Through her work Professor Ostrosky strives to promote caring, inclusive communities where all children are accepted, and differences are celebrated. As a former teacher of young children who were deaf and blind, Professor Ostrosky is committed to making research accessible to practitioners and family members through her writing and presentations.

Research Interests

Dr. Michaelene M. Ostrosky’s research focuses on early childhood special education with a particular interest in inclusion, social emotional competence, social interaction and peer relationships, challenging behavior, and communication delays and disabilities. She has been the recipient of numerous external grants to fund her scholarship over the past 20+ years. Professor Ostrosky is a prolific scholar with more than 100 publications, and she is the recipient of several college and university awards for her research. Through her research Professor Ostrosky strives to promote caring, inclusive communities where all children are accepted, and differences are celebrated. As a former teacher of young children who were deaf and blind, Professor Ostrosky is committed to making research accessible to practitioners and family members through her writing and presentations.

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