Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2022-03-01 Leadership development and system building in early childhood education and care: Current issues and recommendationsEarly Years2022-03-01
2022-01-01 Evidence-based, empirically supported or scientifically unsupported? An overview of the research to practice gap in early childhood special educationJournal of Education Studies and Multidisciplinary Approaches (LESMA).  2:37-51. 2022-01-01
2021-01-01 An examination of current leadership practices in early childhood and early childhood special education: A mixed methods studyEarly Education and Development.2021-01-01
2020-01-01 A systematic review of replicative self-determination intervention studies.The Journal of Special Education.  54:29-30. 2020-01-01
2019-04-01 Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in inclusive higher education: Perceptions of stakeholders in a first-year experienceInternational Journal of Inclusive Education.  25:993-1009. 2019-04-01
2019-01-01 Flipped learning in flipped classrooms: A new pathway to prepare future special educators.Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education.  35:128–143. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 Leadership in special education: Administrators’ current challengesJournal of Special Education Leadership (JSEL).  32:103–116. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 Parent-implemented interventions and family-centered service delivery approaches in early intervention and early childhood special educationEarly Child Development and Care.  191:1–12. 2019-01-01
2018-11-01 Social-emotional interventions with children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing: A research synthesisJournal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.  24:1–10. 2018-11-01
2018-09-01 Teaching play skills to children with disabilities: Research-based interventions and practicesEarly Childhood Education Journal.  46:587–599. 2018-09-01
2018-07-01 Leadership in implementation of quality family- centered services in early childhood: An exploration of administrators’ perceptions, needs and realitiesEarly Child Development and Care.  190:948-962. 2018-07-01
2018-02-01 Successful stories and conflicts: A literature review on the effectiveness of flipped learning in higher educationJournal of Computer Assisted Learning.  34:409-416. 2018-02-01
2018-01-01 Building evidence in early childhood special education: A systematic review of replication intervention studiesTopics in Early Childhood Special Education.  37:246–256. 2018-01-01
2015-10-01 Feasibility of tele-rehabilitation implementation as a novel experience in rehabilitation academic centers and affiliated clinics in Tehran: Assessment of rehabilitation professionals’ attitudesInternational Journal of Telemedicine and Applications.  2015. 2015-10-01
2015-06-01 The level of awareness of rehabilitation professionals employed in rehabilitation academic centers regarding tele-rehabilitation technologyIranian Rehabilitation Journal.  13:57–61. 2015-06-01


Year Title Altmetric
2021-08-01 Translating Learning to the Home EnvironmentMARIO Memo. 2021-08-01
2021-07-01 A Scoping Review of the Knowledge Base, Landscape, and Trends in Leadership Literature in Early Intervention, Early Childhood, and Early Childhood Special Education -- Infants & Young Children in association with International Society of Early InterventionInfants & Young Children. 159-177. 2021-07-01
2021-03-01 Quality Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities: Taking a Stance to Support Early Childhood Leaders -- Teacher Education in the 21st Century - Emerging Skills for a Changing World. 2021-03-01


Research Overview

  • Leadership development and sustainability in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
    Identification, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based practices and focused interventions for children with exceptionalities in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
    Family-centered practices, family-centered service delivery approaches, parent-implemented interventions, and parent coaching in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
    Inclusion and culturally responsive inclusive practices in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
    Adverse childhood experiences and child maltreatment Policy and advocacy in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
    International collaboration and support systems in early childhood education and care (ECEC)
  • Investigator On

  • Parent’s Advocacy, Coaching and Training, Series#1: Circle of Parents Partnership, Smart Start of the New Hanover County 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Parent’s Advocacy, Coaching and Training, Series#2: Circle of Parents Partnership, Smart Start of the New Hanover County 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Supporting Local Leadership Development and Capacity Building in Early Childhood Education and Care 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Moving from Practice to Research: Shaping the Mindset: Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiatives Award 2022-01-01 -
  • Randall Library OER Mini-Grant Award 2022-01-01 -
  • 4th Annual Information Literacy Faculty Fellow Program 2021-01-01 -
  • A Secondary Analysis of Leadership Challenges and Professional Development Needs of Local Level Early Childhood Leaders 2021-01-01 -
  • Parent’s Advocacy, Coaching and Training, Series#3: Circle of Parents Partnership, Smart Start of the New Hanover County 2021-01-01 -
  • Graduate Merit Fellowship Award 2020-01-01 -
  • Cohort Training Grant in Evidence-based Practices and Professional Standards 2019-01-01 -
  • Conference Presentation Grant 2019-01-01 -
  • Doctoral Students’ Cohort Competitive Grant to participate in 2019 Special Education Legislative Summit 2019-01-01 -
  • Leadership Institute Cohort Training Grant 2019-01-01 -
  • Conference Presentation Grant 2018-01-01 -
  • Conference Presentation Grant 2017-01-01 -
  • Protective Factors’ Framework Training Scholarship, Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work Curriculum 2017-01-01 -
  • Teaching Overview

  • Leadership and organizational development in early childhood programs
    Early intervention and early childhood special education
  • Full Name

  • Sara Movahedazarhouligh