As a developmental therapist in Illinois, Jeans' research focuses on early intervention and supporting families of very young children with disabilities and delays.
Her work focuses on preparing teachers and early intervention personnel to work with young children and their families.
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EdM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Early Childhood Special Education
BS, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
Special Education, concentration: Communicative Disorders
Managing Editor of Young Exceptional Children, Published by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Research team member of an IES grant-funded Father Involvement study of the ECLS-B longitudinal data set
7/12 Reviewer for Early Childhood Strand, Council for Exceptional Children 2013 Convention and Expo, San Antonio, TX
3/12 Guest Reviewer for article submission to Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
2/12 Reviewer for Research Strand 2012 Division of Early Childhood annual conference, Minneapolis, MN
7/11 Reviewer for Early Childhood Strand Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Convention and Expo, Denver, CO
ECSE 204 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE 381 Health, Nutrition, and Public Policy
EDUC 284 Child and Adolescent Psychology
Jeans, L. M., Santos, R. M., Laxman, D. J., McBride, B. A., & Dyer, W. J. (2012). Early predictors of ASD
in young children using a nationally representative dataset. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Jeans, L. M., Santos, R. M., Laxman, D. J., McBride, B. A., & Dyer, W. J. (in press). Stress and symptoms of
depression in mothers of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders using a nationally representative dataset. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.
Santos, R. M., Ostrosky, M. M., Jeans, L. M., Meyer, L. E., & Yates, T. (2012). Practices that facilitate
communication and language development: What research tells us works for young children. Manuscript under review.
Santos, R. M., Ruppar, A. L., & Jeans, L. M. (2012). Immersing students in the culture of disability through service learning. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 35, 49-63.
Santos, R. M., Jeans, L. M., & McCollum, J, Fettig, A., & Quesenberry, A. (2010). Perspectives of roles during parent-child interactions of Filipino immigrant mothers. Early Child Care and Development, 181(6), 809-826.
Dyer, W. J., McBride, B. A., Santos, R. M., & Jeans, L. M. (2009). A longitudinal examination of father
involvement with children with disabilities: Does timing of diagnosis matter? Journal of Early Intervention, 31(3), 265-281.
Vice President of the Iowa subdivision of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC)