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Suzanne Yockelson Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF Education

Suzanne Yockelson Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Special Education Early Childhood Education

Suzanne Yockelson Ph.D.



Dr. Yockelson’s training and experience focuses on pre-professional and in-service training and consultation that focuses on early identification and referral for young children with disabilities and on the successful inclusion for these children in natural environments and general education settings. As a co-developer and trainer on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ®-3 and ASQ:SE®-2), she consults with a wide range of programs that serve young children and their families through early childhood education, early childhood mental health, social services, public health, and pediatrics. She has provided consultation and training with agencies and statewide initiatives in the United States and throughout Canada. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. Yockelson focuses on natural environment teaching strategies that promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in community and educational settings.


  • Special Education Early Childhood Education


Ph.D. in Special Education: Early Intervention

University of Oregon

Dissertation: “A study on the effects of a parent training program on the behavior of foster parents and their foster children”

M.A. in Education: Early Childhood / Special Education

California State University, Northridge
Masters with Distinction. Teaching Credentials.

B.A. Liberal Studies

California State University, Northridge

Scholarly Activities


Brookes on Location Trainer – Provide continuous professional development on screening and early referral for child development and early childhood mental health.

Council on Exceptional Children - California Division of Early Childhood Vice President

California Professors of Early Childhood Special Education – Member

National Association for the Education of Young Children – Member

Association of Applied Behavior Analysis International - Member

On-going consultation on sustainable change in early childhood

Professional Experiences

Co-Developer and Trainer

Ages and Stages Social Emotional Screening Tool

Co-Developer of the Ages and Stages Emotional screening tool as well as trainer of the ASQ system (Nationally and Internationally).

Trainer of Trainers

Pediatricians and Family Providers

Train and Trainer of Trainers for pediatricians and family providers on implementing evidence based screening measures in their practice.


Child Development Screening

Consult with West-Ed on creating sustainable systems related to QRIS and developmental screening.

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