Karin Lifter
Professor, Director of the Certificate Program in Early Intervention
Department: Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
Office: 404 International Village

Phone: 617-373-5916
Fax: 617-373-8892
Email: k.lifter@neu.edu


PhD, Columbia University
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
BA, Temple University

Developmental Psychology
Developmental Disabilities
Early Intervention/Special Education


Dr. Lifter is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. She currently is serving as acting chairperson of the department. She also directs the Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Early Intervention. She conducts both descriptive and intervention studies on the play, language, and social development of young children with and without disabilities, bridging cognitive and behavioral theories. She is Principal Investigator of Project Play, which is a four-year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Special Education Research, U.S. Department of Education. The objectives of the project are to validate the Developmental Play Assessment, which she and colleagues developed, and to create and validate a user-friendly version for practitioners along with an online training program. She serves on state and national committees regarding early intervention, and on the editorial boards for the Journal in Early Intervention, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Young Exceptional Children, and Infants & Young Children. 

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