Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramPh.D. Education
Dr. Phyllis LeDosquet’s formal training is in special education with an emphasis in early childhood special education. She has served in various roles in her 40 years in special education with 15 of those years being in higher education. Dr. LeDosquet coordinated the Early Childhood Special Education Graduate program at a University in Chicago, Illinois for approximately 10 years as well as advising and teaching classes in the Early Childhood Special Education Program. She has also taught a variety of courses at the graduate level in special education, including a special interest and expertise in Assistive Technology. She has developed and taught courses such as assistive technology, methods for students with moderate to severe disabilities, methods for students with mild to moderate disabilities, language and cognitive development and collaboration for several years. At Walden University, she has been a mentor for Ph.D. students, served on doctoral student dissertation committees, and taught classes in the Ph.D. program.
Dr. LeDosquet’s research interests focus primarily on working with families of students with disabilities as well as family support for using Assistive Technology in the home environment. She has presented locally and nationally at early childhood conferences on topics such as working with families and brain-based learning for infants and toddlers. She co-authored a text on assessment in Early Childhood Special Education as well as written chapters on Early Childhood Special Education.