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Misti Waddell, M.S., is a Senior Research Assistant/Supervisor in the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon. Since the early 1980s she has coordinated several federally-funded, field-initiated research projects, systems change and outreach training projects. Ms.Waddell contributes to the ongoing research and development of the Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System (AEPS) and provides AEPS training nationwide. In addition, she provides training on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires-3 and the Ages and Stages Questionnaires:Social Emotional.

Currently, Ms. Waddell is coordinating research on the SEAM, a curriculum-based social-emotional assessment measure for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. She also serves as coordinator for PEECH (Parents' Early Education for their Children), a project supporting parents recently reunited with their children following involvement with the child welfare system due to substance abuse issues/