Paddy Favazza

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 055
(401) 456-8592
(401) 456-8024

Academic Background

B.S.Ed., M.Ed. Memphis State University
Ed.D. Vanderbilt University

Courses Taught

EDP 699 Doctoral Dissertation Research
SPED 300 Intro Ed of Exceptional Child
SPED 312 Assess Proc Except Child & Youth

SPED 433 Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education
SPED 513 Orient Young Chld Sp Needs
SPED 515 Infants/Presch Sp Need/Profound

SPED 516 Organization and Implementation of Programs for Infants and Preschool Children with Special Needs

SPED 668 Internship Early Chld Spec Education


  • Inclusive practices in early childhood special education
  • Attitude measurement and development in young children towards peers with disabilities
  • Family perspectives on children with special needs, dual language learners, international adoption
  • Social and emotional development of young children with special needs
  • Motor development of young children with special needs

Recent Scholarly Activity

Favazza, P.C. Ostrosky, M., Mouzourou, C., Leboeuf, L.  (2012) Making Friends in Early Childhood Settings: Strategies for Positive Peer Relationships. Baltimore:Paul H. Brookes. Book Under Review.

Favazza, P.C., Siperstein, G.N., Zeisel, S., Odom, S.L. Moskowitz, A. (2012). Young Athletes Intervention: Impact on Motor Development. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Manuscript Under Review.

Favazza, P.C. & Siperstein, G.N., (2012). Young Athletes: A Special Olympics Motor Skill Development Program. State Education Standard Journal for National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Manuscript Under Review.

Favazza, P.C., Zeisel, S., Parker, R., & Leboeuf, L. (2012). Young Athletes Curriculum. Special Olympics International, Washington, DC.

Favazza, P.C. & Munson, L. (2010). Loss and grief in young children. Young Exceptional Children. 12 (2) 86-99.

Siperstein, G., & Favazza, P.C. (2007). Placing young children “at promise”: Future directions for promoting social competence. In Brown, W. H., Odom, S. L., & McConnell, S. R. (Eds.). Social Competence of Young Children: Risk, Disability, and Evidence-based Practices (2nd Ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Curriculum Vita

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Page last updated: Sep. 30, 2011