Beth Boyle is an Assistant Research Scientist in the School of Education. Her work has focused on both research and the development of trainings and resources to address the needs of young children with disabilities, their families, and the early childhood workforce. She has conducted statewide professional development in coaching practices, developed research to evaluate the accessibility of digital games/apps for young children with disabilities, designed resources to promote school readiness, and led the development of Making Access Happen, an online toolkit designed to promote inclusive opportunities for children with disabilities for community and school–based early care and education programs. Her areas of expertise include the use of coaching in child care and early education settings, family engagement, Universal Design for Learning, and behavioral interventions and supports. Her research interests include anti-bias interventions, inequities in opportunities and outcomes based on the intersectionality of young children’s risk factors, and addressing family risk factors impacting child development.
Keywords: Child development; early learning; family; equity; special education.