Welcome new Specialist: Juliann J. Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Juliann J. Woods is an Associate Director, Research to Practice in the Autism Institute, Florida State University, College of Medicine, and an Emeritus Professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders. She serves as a Co-PI or Investigator on multiple NIH and IES funded research projects in the Autism Institute and has recently completed a series of leadership and graduate personnel preparation projects in autism and early intervention. She has over 40 years of clinical experience, research, and teaching in early communication intervention for young children and their families. Throughout her career, she has emphasized the translation of research to practice, and has more than 50 externally funded training and demonstration grants and contracts providing professional development nationwide with many including the use of technology to support the integration of content into work settings. Dr. Woods has published extensively and presents regularly at national conferences on early communication and intervention for young children and their families and the use of technology for coaching and professional development. She developed the Communication and Early Childhood- Research to Practice Center (http://cec-rap.fsu.edu), which is designed to facilitate access of resources for early childhood educators, program administrators, and interdisciplinary teams and served as Director until 2019.