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Mojdeh Bayat

​Mojdeh Bayat is an internationally known expert in the education and treatment of children with mental health issues and children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Her research focuses on innovative and positive approaches to education of children who deal with mental health issues, and ongoing stress and trauma. She has developed a model called, Resilience-based Interaction Model (RIM), which is designed to promote well-being and positive mental/ behavioral health in all children. This model is featured in her latest books, Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children, the second edition of Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood, and in peer reviewed journals.

  • PhD in Child Development, Erikson Institute
  • MA in Early Childhood Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University
  • BA in Law and Society, The American University
Courses Taught
  • ECE 309/T&L 427 Young Exceptional Child
  • ECE 704 Doctoral Seminar in Child Development
  • ECE 714 Doctoral Seminar in Development, Risk, Resilience
  • EE 384/ECE 385 Capstone in Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • SCG 404 Human Development, Early Years
  • SER 457 Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
  • ECE 306/T&L 423 Functional Behavior Assessment: Intervention and Support
  • ECE 759 Doctoral Teaching Internship in Early Childhood Education
  • ECE 769 Doctoral Research Internship in Early Childhood Education

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural studies in risk, resilience, and disabilities; Design of innovative approaches to enhance children’s mental health and enhance their resilience.

Selected Publications

  • Bayat, M. (2020). Addressing ​Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood (2nd ed.). NY: Routledge.
  • Bayat, M. & Jamnia, N. (2019). Positive interactions with at-risk children: Approaches to enhance your students’ well-being, resilience, and success. NY: Routledge & CEC.
  • Bayat, M. (2017). Teaching exceptional children: Foundations and best practices in inclusive early childhood classrooms (2nd ed.) . New York: Routledge.

Curriculum Vitae