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Spring 2019: A Voyage of Discovery
Associate Professor

Lisa Daunhauer

Colorado State University

Lisa A. Daunhauer, ScD, is currently an Associate Professor, in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. In her teaching, Dr. Daunhauer focuses on linking coursework to the professional worlds for which her students are preparing to enter.  She has strong research and clinical assessment experience working with infants through adolescents who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, including Down syndrome. As an interventionist, she has provided both clinical, preschool, and school-based intervention to children with a gamut of disabilities, including assessing institutionalized children and training caregivers in Eastern Europe. Her current interests focus on: understanding how a specific set of cognitive skills, called executive functioning, develop in early childhood and the school-age years for children with intellectual disability; evaluating how motor development informs cognitive development; identifying factors related to functional participation in everyday life, improving wellness outcomes for families of children with disabilities,  and understanding the role of environmental deprivation on early development. The variety of measures used in her research and the inclusion of adults (parents and teachers), as well as typically developing children, gives her many opportunities to bring my research into substantive discussions for students who want to work with a variety of populations.