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Mojdeh Bayat is an internationally renowned expert in early childhood development and education of children with developmental disorders --in specific children with autism, and in methods of working with children who are at risk. She has advocated for the human rights of children with disabilities in West Africa and Mexico.
Bayat designed an innovative approach to working with children to enhance their mental health. This approach is called Resilience-based Interaction Model (RIM). It is currently being tested in 6 classrooms in a research project involving DePaul’s early childhood education doctoral students.
Research InterestsCross-cultural studies in risk, resilience, and disabilities; Design of innovative approaches to enhance children’s mental health and enhance their resilience.
Selected PublicationsBayat, M. (In Press). Teaching Exceptional Children: Foundations and Best Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classrooms (2nd ed.) . New York: Routledge.
Bayat, M. (2015). Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood New York: Routledge.
Bayat, M. (2015). The stories of snake children: Children with intellectual disabilities in Cote d’Ivoire. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59(1), 1-10. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12118
Bayat, M. (2014). Global Education Diplomacy and Inclusion: Lessons from West Africa. Childhood Education, 90(4), 272-280. DOI: 10.1080/00094056.2014.936192
Bayat, M., & Schuntermann, P. (2013). Enhancing resilience in families of children with autism through meaning making and mentalization-based therapy. In D. Becvar (Ed.). Handbook of family resilience, pp. 409-424 New York: Springer.