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Hansen Early Childhood Lecture to be March 28 at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa -- Judith Carta, a nationally recognized expert on intervention strategies for children and families, will be on campus March 28-30.

Carta will speak on "Intervention Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Young Children" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 28, in the Oak Room, Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Carta is a professor of special education and a senior scientist for the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life-Span Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence. She is the 2004-2005 Barbara E. (Mound) Hansen Early Childhood Lecture Series Endowment speaker in Iowa State University's College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

She researches early care and education programs for children growing up in poverty, monitors development and education progress of infants and young children, and studies classroom programs and support for children's literacy and social interactions.

At Iowa State, Carta will meet with faculty, give student lectures and visit the Child Development Laboratory School.

"The Hansen Lecture Series provides an opportunity to hear a national expert and be updated on critical issues in early childhood," said Carol Alexander Phillips, program coordinator and lab school director. "Carta's collaborative research with ISU faculty on poverty, disabilities and interventions to improve developmental outcomes for young children is a natural fit."

Established in 2001, the Hansen Early Childhood Education Lecture Series Endowment is made possible by a gift from Richard and Barbara (Mound) Hansen. The Hansens created the series to bring contemporary, issue-oriented topics on early childhood education to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Judith Carta will provide a free public lecture on "Intervention Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Young Children" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Oak Room of the Memorial Union. The event is part of the Hansen Early Childhood Lecture Series.

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"The Hansen Lecture Series provides an opportunity to hear a national expert and be updated on critical issues in early childhood."

Carol Alexander Phillips