Therese Wehman

Therese Wehman

Therese Wehman, Ph.D.

Professor of Education and Director of MAT and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
Department of Education

Therese Wehman joined the Elmhurst faculty in 1998. She received her Ph.D. in child development from the Erikson Institute of Loyola University Chicago. She also holds advanced degrees, and Illinois teaching certification, in educational administration, elementary education, early childhood education, and special education.

Dr. Wehman specializes in young children with disabilities from birth to age six, early childhood program administration, organizational development, and team building. Her research interests include early intervention system change, partnerships between parents and professionals, professional leadership development, and international service learning work. She has extensive experience designing and administering intervention programs for young children with special needs and their families, in both the public schools and not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Wehman has held graduate faculty positions and directed graduate research in child development at the Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development and at National-Louis University. Dr. Wehman serves as the Governor’s appointed Personnel Preparation Representative on the Illinois Interagency Council of Early Intervention.

She has presented internationally and nationally and has published numerous articles, curriculum materials and a text book, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Toward Full Community Inclusion (2005, PRO-ED). In 2016 she received the inaugural Wehman Award of Excellence from the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association.

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