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Harold Kleinert, EdD
STEPS
KYWorks; National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources; University Center for Excellence (Core)
Phone: (859) 257-3045
Responsibilities: assist the above projects with workscopes, including trainings, materials development, module development,
Experiences: Previous HDI Director and HDI Training Director; Professor, UK Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling; HDI Project Director; public school classroom teacher for students with moderate and severe disabilities
Reason: drawn to the field upon completing college; found a career and vocational home in the field
Research: instructional methodology for students with moderate and severe disabilities; alternate assessments; training in developmental disabilities for health care professionals; life span inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Interests: reading - theology, fiction; taking walks; singing in the church choir
Dr. Harold L. Kleinert is a former Executive Director of the Human Development Institute, and Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky. In his 50 years in the field of developmental disabilities, he taught students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities in settings ranging from state institutions to regular classrooms with typical peers. He directed a broad range of federally funded demonstration and research projects in the area of education of children and youth with significant disabilities, including research focused on alternate assessment, peer tutoring and peer supports, inclusive service-learning opportunities, and transition. He also directed projects designed to teach medical, dental, nursing, and physician assistant students how to provide high quality care to patients with developmental disabilities, as well as training for providers on how to deliver a prenatal or newborn diagnosis of Down syndrome with supportive, balanced and accurate information to new families.
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