SeonYeong Yu

Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (College of Education)
“Supporting Families to Promote Young Children’s Positive Attitudes towards Peers with Disabilities”
Dr. Yu’s research focuses on the role parents and caregivers play in supporting children’s attitudes towards peers with disabilities. As an ISSR Scholar, Dr. Yu  plans to develop a proposal for funding that will support her in expanding the limited and dated knowledge on this topic.
Recent Publications:
  • SeonYeong Yu, Michaelene M. Ostrosk, and Susan A. Fowler. 2015. "The Relationships between Preschoolers’ Attitudes and Play Behaviors toward Classmates with Disabilities." Topics in Early Childhood Special Education 35(1): 40-51.
  • SeonYeong Yu, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, and Susan A. Fowler. 2012. "Measuring Young Children’s Attitudes toward Peers with Disabilities: Highlights from the Research." Topics in Early Childhood Special Education 32: 132-142.
  • SeonYeong Yu and  Michaelene M. Ostrosky. 2012. "Young Children’s Understanding of Disabilities: Implications for Attitude Development and Inclusive Education." In B. Spodek and O.N. Saracho (eds.), Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd edition. New York: Routledge.

Keywords: early childhood, inclusion, disability, attitude, peer relationships