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Peggy Gallagher


Ph.D. in Early Childhood Special Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ed.S. in Supervision, University of Georgia
M.H.E. in Family Development, University of Georgia
B. S. H. E. in Child Development and Mental Retardation,University of Georgia


Peggy Gallagher is a professor and coordinator of the Early Childhood Special Education program. Her research interests include inclusion for young children with disabilities; families of young children with disabilities, including siblings and grandparents; and personnel preparation in special education.


Lambert, R., Gallagher, P. A., & Abbott-Shim, M. (2015). An evaluation of the intensity of mentoring: child outcomes. Early Child Development and Care, 185, 1314 – 1330.

Commander, N. E., Zhao, Y., Gallagher, P. A., & You, Y. (2015). Cross-national online discussions: International learning experiences with American and Chinese students in higher education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International.

Kresak, K. E., Gallagher, P. A., & Kelley, S. J. (2014). Grandmothers raising grandchildren with disabilities: Sources of support and family quality of life. Journal of Early Intervention, 36, 3-17.

Towson, J. A., & Gallagher, P. A. (2014). Training Head Start parents in dialogic reading to improve outcomes for children. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 7(3), 287-296.

Edwards, N. M., & Gallagher, P. A. (2014). Parent educators in early intervention: Insights from evaluations. Infants and Young Children, 27, 220-240.

Green, K., Terry, N. P., & Gallagher, P. A. (2014). Progress in language and literacy skills among children with disabilities in inclusive Early Reading First classrooms. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 33, 249-259.

Gallagher, P. A., Powell, T. H., & Rhodes, C. A. (2006). Brothers and sisters: A special part of exceptional families (3rd Edition). Baltimore: Paul Brookes. (367 pages; audience: professionals and family members).

Gallagher, P. A., Steed, E. A., & Green, K. B. (2014). Teacher preparation: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education. In Sindelar, P. T., McCray, E. D., Brownell, M. T., & Lignugaris/Kraft, B. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation. New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor, & Francis.

Zhao, Y., Commander, N., & Gallagher, P. (2014). Education practice in American Schools. In W. Hao, X. Chen, & W. Zhao (Eds.), Collection of Speeches by Renowned Education Scholars, 4 (91-122). Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University Press.