Director: Special Education, Doctoral Program
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Ed., Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research & Professional Interests
Early Childhood Special Education; Early Intervention; Social Emotional Development; Challenging Behaviors; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Family Coaching; Mixed Methods Research
My research focuses on supporting the social-emotional development and reducing challenging behaviors for young children with or at risk for disabilities. Specifically, I examine factors that influence implementation and intervention fidelity for education professionals and caregivers in implementing evidence-based practices. Another area of my research focus is on intervention frameworks that promote culturally responsive, family-centered practices in early intervention and early childhood education settings to maximize children's learning opportunities in natural environments. Through my Positive Behavior Support in Early Intervention (PBS-EI) project, I use evidence-based coaching practices to support early intervention professionals in implementing family-centered positive behavior support strategies with families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. I utilize mixed methods reserach approaches to answer my research questions.
Fettig, A., Artman-Meeker, K., Jeon, L., & Chang, H. C. (2021). Promoting a person-centered approach to strengthening early childhood practices that support social-emotional development. Early Education and Development. Advanced Online Publication https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2020.1857215
Poole, M., Fettig, A., McKee, R., & Gauvreau, A. (2020). Inside the virtual visit: Using tele-intervention to support famlies in early intervention. Young Exceptional Children. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1096250620948061
Barton, E. E., Meadan-Kaplansky, H., & Fettig, A. (2019). Comparison of visual analysis and non-overlap methods in the evaluation of parent implemented functional assessment based interventions. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 85, 31-41.
Fettig, A., & Artman-Meeker, K. (2016). Group Coaching on Pre-School Teachers’ Implementation of Pyramid Model Strategies A Program Description. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 36(3), 147-158
Wong, C., Odom, S. L., Hume, K. A., Cox, A. W., Fettig, A., Kucharczyk, S., ... & Schultz, T. R. (2015). Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comprehensive Review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7), 1951-1966.
Fettig, A., Schultz, T. R., & Sreckovic, M. A. (2015). Effects of Coaching on the Implementation of Functional Assessment–Based Parent Intervention in Reducing Challenging Behaviors. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17(3), 170-180.