Curriculum and Teaching Program
Professor Susan L. Recchia
Office Location: 302-E Zankel Building
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (Psychology); M.A., California State University, Northridge (Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Education); Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Educational Psychology, Developmental Studies)
Master's Thesis: "Assessing Parent and Infant Development in a Program for Handicapped Infants: An Analysis of Issues and Instruments"
Doctoral Dissertation: "How Visually Impaired Toddlers and their Mothers Respond to Ambiguous Stimuli"
Social and emotional development of young children. Adult-child relationships across contexts. Infants and preschoolers with special needs. Early childhood professional development.
"Becoming an infant caregiver: Three profiles of personal and professional growth"(Journal of Research in Childhood Education).
"Caregiver perceptions and child-caregiver interactions in a newly-inclusive infant child care center" (Early Childhood Education Journal).
"Social communication and response to ambiguous stimuli in toddlers with visual impairments" (Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology).
"Establishing intersubjective experience: Developmental challenges for young children with congenital blindness and autism and their caregivers" (Blindness and Psychological Development in Young Children).
"Play and concept development in infants with severe visual impairments: A constructivist view" Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness).