Phil Strain, University of Colorado at Denver
...Phil StrainPhil Strain is Professor of Educational Psychology in the Division of Early Childhood, School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver.He has also held teaching positions at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; American University in Washington, D.C.; Peabody College in Nashville,Tennessee; and the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
The content of courses he
has taught include cognitive and social development, early intervention procedures, special education for exceptional children, preschool children, early education for special-needs children, and characteristics of children's behavior disorders.Strain
has published extensively, particularly in the areas of teacher-child interaction and child-child interaction; special-needs children; and early intervention.The University of Colorado-Denver
named him 1999 Researcher of the Year.He
received the Teacher of the Year Award (1997) from the Council for Exceptional Children and the Research
and Creative Artist Award (1996) from the University of Colorado-Denver
"A great deal of what children understand about the world from a cognitive standpoint, a great deal of their language and communicative abilities, are all mediated and enhanced by the quality of their interactions with peers."
, Phil Strain