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Jantina Clifford is a senior research associate, senior lecturer, academic advisor, and program coordinator for the Early Intervention Master's/Licensure program. She currently teaches two of the program’s core courses including SPED 681 Foundations in Early Childhood/Early Intervention and SPED 682 Assessment and Evaluation in Early Intervention. Dr. Clifford is also involved in several research studies focused on the development of parent-completed assessment measures and a curriculum focused on social-emotional development for young children with special needs. In addition to her work at the University of Oregon, Dr. Clifford provides technical assistance and outreach on several assessment tools including the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, and the Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure. Dr. Clifford is a native of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and served as an early childhood educator for eight years prior to pursuing an academic career in Early Intervention.