The Division of Counseling, Early Childhood and Special Education provides courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Members of the division teach courses in general education and in the concentrations. Areas of expertise in the Division include Counseling, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis and Educational Neuroscience. Division members conduct original research in their areas of expertise, and provide community engagement related to these academic areas. They also participate in the recruitment, and preparation and supervision of students.


Division Head:

Dr. Mary Lynn Woolsey, Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Selected Publications:

Areepattamannil, S., Welch, A. G., Melkonian, M., & Saqr, S. (2016). Non-cognitive correlates of Emirati adolescents’ mathematics performance: A multilevel analysis. In M. S. Khine & S. Areepattamannil (Eds.), Non-cognitive skills and factors in educational attainment (p. 397-409). Sense Publishers.

Bornstein, M. H., Putnick, D. L., Lansford, J. E., Al-Hassan, S., Bacchini, D., Bombi, A. S., Chang, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Di Giunta, L., Dodge, K. A., Malone, P. S., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Steinberg, L., Tapanya, S., Uribe Tirado, L. M., Zelli, A., & Alampay, L. P. (2017). “Mixed blessings”: Parental religiousness, parenting, and child adjustment in global perspective. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Fahim, M. A., Nemmar, A., Singh, S., Shaffiullah, M., Yasin, J. & Hasan, Y. (2016). L-2 Oxothiazolidine-4caroxylic acid mitigates the thromboembolic effects and systemic toxicity induced by sub-acute exposure to cadmium in mice. Int J Clin Exp Med 9(8), 15764-15771.

Guy J, Habak C, Wilson HR, Mottron L, Bertone A. (2017). Face perception develops similarly across viewpoint in children and adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorder. J Vis.17(1):38. doi: 10.1167/17.1.38.

Kelly, M. P., Leader, G., & Reed, P. (2016). Stimulus over-selectivity and extinction-induced recovery of performance as a product of intellectual impairment and autism severity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3098-3106.

Woolsey, M. L., Kelly, M. P., Tennant, L., & Rashad, F. F. (2016). An ecobehavioral assessment of Emirati pre-service science teachers. International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences, 3(3), 143-157.