Other Activities Related to Teaching & Research






Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Albert Einstein Had Dyslexia: 

Students with Disabilities in the Honors Program

Denver, CO, November 2, 2007


Abstract    Presentation

1st Annual UMass Lowell Foster Care Awareness Day

Discussions and Presentations by a Host of Community Partners

What & Who Foster Care Is... What You can Do to Help... Career Paths in Child Welfare

University of Massachusetts Lowell, May 4, 2007


Event Links and Materials

Commonwealth Honors Program Faculty Forum

Diversity in the Honors Program:  Recruiting & Supporting Students with Disabilities

University of Massachusetts Lowell, November 18, 2005


Forum Materials


Learning Disabilities Worldwide Annual Conference

Where Have All the Experts Gone?  Parenting the Child with Learning Disabilities

Invited presentation; October, 2005




9th European Conference on Trauma Studies

Reconceptualizing Collateral Damage:  

A Family Systems Perspective on Siblings of Sexually Abused Children 

June 20, 2005


Abstract  Conference Program


Arlington Public Schools

Special Education PAC Presentation to School Committee

May 24, 2005


Presentation (data slides), Sources (pdf)

How they heard it, the official version:  Arlington School Committee 5.24.05 Minutes 


Lowell Community Workshop

Separate is Still Not Equal: Students with Disabilities Continue the Struggle

December 8, 2004; National Inclusive Schools Week





Recent Newspaper Columns


05.19.08  Running Free:  Outdoor play fosters imagination  The Lowell Sun

Ask the expert sidebar to article on play space in shopping mall by Christine Phelan

08.27.07  Lead exposure more hazardous to children than adults  The Lowell Sun

Ask the expert sidebar to article on toxins and toys by Christine Phelan

05.21.07  Loss of a child upsets life's natural order  The Lowell Sun

Ask the expert sidebar to From hope to heartbreak by Christine Phelan

04.05.07  The complexities of educational accountability.  The Arlington Advocate


03.25.07  UMass costs:  It's the fees that get you.  The Lowell Sun


08.28.06  Kids vulnerable to ad ploys  The Lowell Sun

Ask the expert sidebar to Service promises a quiet ride but ... by Christine Phelan

02.09.06  Helping children when trauma complicates grief.  The Arlington Advocate




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