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Rashida Banerjee

Rashida BanjeerAssociate Professor of Special Education

School of Special Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: 970-351-1184
rashida.banerjee@unco.edu


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Research Interests:

Dr. Banerjee’s research areas and interests are effective assessment of young children, especially issues around diversity, inclusive intervention for young children, teacher preparation, and effective community, family, and professional partnerships and International support systems for persons with disability.

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, Special Education
  • M. Sc., University of Kansas, Special Education: Early Childhood
  • B. Com., Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration, Accountancy

Selected Publications

  • Banerjee, R. (in press). Towards inclusive education in India: Implementation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. TASH Connections
  • Banerjee, R. (2014). Crossing borders with DEC. Young Exceptional Children, 17, 1-3. doi:10.1177/1096250614555264
  • Banerjee, R. & Luckner, J. (2014). Training needs of early childhood professionals who work with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Infants and Young Children, 27(1), 43-59.
  • Banerjee, R. & Rude, H. (2013). Using standards-based and evidence-based content in early childhood professional development. Social Welfare: Interdisciplinary Approach,3(2),42-51.
  • Barton, E. E. & Banerjee, R. (2013). Culturally responsive behavioral supports for children with challenging behaviors and their families.  In M.M. Ostrosky & S. Sandall (Eds.) YEC Monograph No. 15, Addressing young children’s challenging behaviors (pp. 76-94). Missoula, MT: The Division of Early Childhood.
  • Banerjee, R. & Luckner, J. (2013). Assessment practices and training needs of early childhood professionals. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 34(3), 231-248.
  • Rude, H. A. & Banerjee, R. (2013). Leadership practices that support diverse learners from early childhood through adulthood. Social Welfare: Interdisciplinary Approach, 3(2), 19-29.
  • Chopra, R., Banerjee, R., DiPalma, G., Merrill, L.  & Ferguson, A. (2013). Colorado’s example for preparing paraprofessionals for rural early intervention programs. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 32(1), 20-28.
  • Banerjee, R. & Horn, E. (2013). Supporting classroom transitions between daily routines: Strategies and tips. Young Exceptional Children, 16, 3-14. doi: 10.1177/1096250612446853.
  • Guiberson, M. & Banerjee, R. (2012). Using questionnaires to screen emergent dual language learner toddlers & preschool-age children for language disorders. In R.M. Santos, G. Cheatham, & L. Duran (Eds.) YEC Monograph No. 14, Supporting Young Children who are Dual Language Learners with or at-risk for Disabilities (pp.75-92). Missoula, MT: The Division of Early Childhood.
  • Banerjee, R., & Guiberson, M. (2012).  Evaluating young children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for special education services.  Young Exceptional Children, 15, 33-45. doi:  10.1177/1096250611435368.
  • Banerjee, R., Bowen, S., & Ferrell, K.A. (2011). Working with children with visual impairment, hearing loss, and severe disabilities.  In C. Groark (Series Ed.) & S. P. Maude  (Vol. Ed.) Early Childhood Intervention: Program and Policies for Special Needs Children, Three Volumes: Vol. 2. Proven Strategies and Instructional Practices in EI/ECSE. (pp. 297-329). Santa Barbara: Praeger.
  • Banerjee, R. (2011). Using wisdom-based evidence to guide practice. The Educator, 23(1), 10-16.
  • Alsulaiman, M. & Banerjee, R. (2011). Using formal assessments with response to intervention for students with learning disability in Saudi Arabia. Childhood Care and Development Journal, 9, 3-27. 
  • Plunkett, D., Banerjee, R., & Horn, E. (2010). Supporting early childhood outcomes through assistive technology. In S. Seok, S., E. L. Meyen, & B DaCosta.  (Ed.), Handbook of research on human cognition and assistive technology: Design, accessibility and transdisciplinary perspectives. (pp. 339-358). Hershey, PA:  IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-817-3.ch024.
  • Banerjee, R., Sundeen, T., & Hutchinson, S. (2010). Analysis of child outcomes data of preschool children receiving special education services in Colorado in 2008-2009. Colorado Department of Education.
  • Banerjee, R., Hutchinson, S., & Sundeen, T. (2010). Analysis of family outcomes data of preschool children in Colorado. Colorado Department of Education.
  • Horn, E. & Banerjee, R. (2009). Understanding curriculum modifications and embedded learning opportunities in the context of supporting all children’s success. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 40, 406–415.
  • Banerjee, R. (2010). Orientation to Early Intervention: An academy for Developmental Intervention Assistant.  Instructors’ manual. In R. Chopra, (Ed).  Comprehensive Training Opportunities for Paraeducators for Early Intervention Services Academies. The Para Center, University of Colorado, Denver & Early Intervention Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services.
  • Banerjee, R. (2010). Fundamentals of Individualized Family Service Program: An academy for Developmental Intervention Assistant. Instructors’ manual. In R. Chopra, (Ed).  Comprehensive Training Opportunities for Paraeducators for Early Intervention Services Academies. The Para Center, University of Colorado, Denver & Early Intervention Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services.
  • Banerjee, R. (2009, Contribution). Reality on reel. In S. Thompson & K. Williams (Eds.). Telling Stories through Photo Essays. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Banerjee, R. (2006). A chance walk in learning. Deepshikha, 46, 11-12.
  • Banerjee, R & Horn, E. (2005). Use of socio-dramatic play to develop literacy skills in early childhood settings. In E. Horn & H. Jones (Eds.) YEC Monograph No. 7, Supporting early literacy development in young children (pp.101- 112). Longmont, CO: Sopris-West.
  • Baggett, K., Carta, J., & Horn, E. (with Banerjee, R., Saito, Y., & Kim, K.) (2002). Indicators of parent child interaction (IPCI): User’s manual. University of Kansas Juniper Garden’s Children’s Project.

Selected Presentations in the past two years

  • Banerjee, R., Chopra, R., & Bender, M. (October 2014). Supporting instructors to include inclusive evidence-based practices in EC preservice program. Session presentation at Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Chopra, R., & Banerjee, R. (October 2014). Preparing highly qualified early intervention paraprofessionals. Session presentation at Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • McLean, M. &Banerjee, R. (July 2014). DEC Recommended Practices: Building the evidence base for our practice. Session presentation at OSEP Project Directors’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Banerjee, R., Chopra, R., & DiPalma, G. (July 2014). Embedding inclusionary practices and standards in community college ECE courses: Creating Well-qualified Early Childhood Paraprofessionals. Session presentation at OSEP Project Directors’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Banerjee, R.., Winton, P., & McLean, M. (July 2014). Evidence-based practices for serving young children with special education needs and their families. Presentation at Division of International Special Education Needs, Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Braga, Portugal.
  • Chopra, R., & Banerjee, R. (July 2014). Standards-based development and enhancement of special education personnel preparation programs. Presentation at Division of International Special Education Needs, Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Braga, Portugal.
  • Banerjee, R., Chopra, R., & DiPalma, G. (April 2014). Infusing professional standards and inclusionary practices in 2-year college courses. Session presentation at Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Chopra, R., Banerjee, R., & Sobel, D. (April 2014). University and community college faculty partnership for preparing special education paraprofessionals. Session presentation at Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo at Philadelphia, PA.
  • DiPalma, G., Chopra, R., & Banerjee, R. (October 2013). Statewide training for early intervention paraprofessionals: One state’s example. Session presentation at Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Guiberson, M. & Banerjee, R. (October 2013). Strategies for screening young dual language learners for developmental language disorders. Poster presentation at Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Guiberson, M. & Banerjee, R. (October 2013). Assessing culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers: Challenges and strategies. Session presentation at iMASH Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Chopra, R., Banerjee, R, & Sobel, D. (July 2013). Partnership for quality preparation of special education paraprofessionals in community colleges. Session presentation at OSEP Project Directors’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Banerjee, R. & McLean, M. (July 2013). Revising the DEC Recommended Practices:
    Process and outcomes. Session presentation at OSEP Project Directors’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Banerjee, R. (July 2013). Supporting socio-dramatic play in preschools to improve literacy skills of English language learners. Roundtable presentation at International Association of Special Education, Biennial Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Banerjee, R. & Alsulaiman, M. (July 2013). Using formal assessments with response to intervention for students with learning disability: Transfer of knowledge from the United States to Saudi Arabia. Roundtable presentation at International Association of Special Education, Biennial Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Chopra, R., Banerjee, R., & DiPalma, G.(April 2013). Quality preparation of early intervention paraprofessionals. Session presentation at Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo at San Antonio, TX.

Selected Projects

  • Training Rural Early Educators (Project TREE), US Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education: Office of Special Education Programs (2014-2019)
  • Preparing Paraprofessionals for Early Childhood Education (Project P2ECE), US Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education: Office of Special Education Programs (2012-2016)
  • Hybrid Comprehensive Training of Paraprofessionals in Early Intervention Services (Project Hybrid CO-TOP*EIS), Office of Special Education: Office of Special Education Programs (2011-2014)
  • Effect of Sociodramatic Play on Literacy Skills of English Language Learners, Spencer Foundation (2009-2010)