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Researching and Writing


The DEC provides guidance and oversight of research related activities and initiatives; ensuring all are informed by the DEC Mission, Ends, and Priority Issues Agenda. 

DEC research activities and initiatives should lead the field in supporting EI/ECSE personnel preparation and professional development, advance the science of EI/ECSE, and promote high-quality EI/ECSE service delivery to enhance outcomes for young exceptional children and their families. As well as, promote structure and frameworks to ensure that DEC’s research activities and agenda reflect the depth and breadth of EI/ECSE and are current and responsive to the field.

To learn more, contact:

Sloan Storie -

Research Committee

Mothers and their Baby

The DEC Research Committee spotlights DEC members conducting Interdisciplinary Research. 


Current Spotlight: Dr. Liz Conradt, Associate Professor, Duke University

Liz Conradt
Online Learning

The DEC Research Committee considers requests for research from individuals or entities that want access to member information to be used in the conduct of research. If you are interested in conducting research using information pertaining to DEC, please complete the DEC Research Request form below. The form will be reviewed by the DEC Research Committee Chairs; you will receive a response in two to three weeks upon completion. Questions? Please email

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