Welcome to the DEC 2019 Conference!


Kelly M. Carrero

Texas A&M University--Commerce
Associate Professor
Dr. Kelly M. Carrero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology & Special Education at Texas A&M University - Commerce. She earned her doctorate in special education with an emphasis on behavioral disorders at the University of North Texas. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Carrero served children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds identified with exceptionalities and behavioral health concerns in a variety of settings. Research projects serve as a vehicle for positive social change and advocacy for children identified with exceptionalities and challenging behaviors (including Autism Spectrum Disorders). Specifically, she is interested in identifying (a) demographic disparities in the special education evidence-base and provision of quality service delivery, (b) interventions that increase access to social capital for children and families from diverse backgrounds who are affected by communicative and behavioral health disorders, and (c) culturally responsive practices in research and service delivery. Dr. Carrero serves her profession as a reviewer for several journals and as an active member and leader within the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and its respective divisions.

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