Dr. Sharon M. Darling, an associate professor in the Department of Exceptional Student
Education at Florida Atlantic University. Her areas of expertise are in early childhood
education (ECE), early childhood special education (ECSE), and "blended" ECE/ECSE.
She prepares teachers to work with young children who are typically developing and
those with delays or disabilities and their families. Her research interests include
adapting curriculum to serve the needs of ALL young children, inclusion, family
involvement; children and families who are from diverse backgrounds are of special
interest. Dr. Darling has published and given numerous international, national and
local presentations on needs of children and families with special needs, working
with parents, personnel preparation, and literacy.