Department of Exceptional Education
Mary McLean is Kellner Professor of Early Childhood Education and director of the Early Childhood Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is co-author of "Assessment of Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs" (second and third editions), "Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education: Recommended Practices," and "DEC Recommended Practices for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education."
McLean is past president of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. Her areas of research and writing include assessment of young children with disabilities, and effective interdisciplinary personnel preparation. McLean presents on assessment and intervention strategies and has served as a consultant nationwide in the area of outcomes-based assessment and accountability in Early Childhood Special Education. McLean earned an M.A. degree at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Books and Monographs
McLean, M., Hemmeter, M.L., & Snyder, P. (2014). Essential Elements for Assessing Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishing Co.
McLean, M. & Snyder, P. (Editors) (2011). Young Exceptional Children Monograph #13: Gathering Information to Make Informed Decisions: Contemporary Perspectives about Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. Lawrence, KS: Allen Press.
Articles & Book Chapters
Snyder, P., Hemmeter, M. L., McLean, M., Sandall, S., & McLaughlin, T. (2012). Embedded instruction to support early learning in response to intervention Frameworks. In V. Buysse & E. Peisner-Feinberg (Eds.), Handbook of response-to- intervention in early childhood. Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.
Bagnato, S., McLean, M., Macy, M. & Neisworth, J. (2011) Identifying instructional targets for early childhood via authentic assessment: Alignment of professional standards and practice- based evidence. Journal of Early Intervention, 33 (4), 243- 253.
Bruckner, C., McLean, M. & Snyder, P. (2011). Building a comprehensive assessment system in early intervention/early childhood special education. In C. Groark & S. Maude (Eds.) Early childhood intervention: Shaping the future for children with special needs and their families. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing Co.