Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Staff Bio

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Phil Strain, University of Colorado Denver

Phil Strain has worked in the field of early intervention since 1974. He is the author of over 300 scientific papers and he serves on the editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals. His primary research interests include intervention for young children with early onset conduct disorders, remediation of social behavior deficits in young children with autism, design and delivery of community-based, comprehensive early intervention for children with autism; and analysis of individual and systemic variables affecting the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based practices for children with severe behavior disorders. Phil recently served as faculty on two national training and technical assistance centers related to children's social emotional development and challenging behavior: the WWW: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), and the WWW: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) as well as other national centers related to autism, social competence and behavior.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email:

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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