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Dr. Leslie Daniel


Room C155, Peters Hall

Dr. Leslie S. Daniel is an associate professor in the Special Education: General & Adapted Curriculum 5-year program. She is the program area leader for special education and also coordinates the Certificate of Autism Studies that she developed for Radford University. Dr. Daniel teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Courses taught include EDSP 400/500 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), EDSP 401/501 Approaches for Supporting and Teaching Individuals with ASD, EDSP 402/502 Expanding Social Competence for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, EDSP 462 Proactive Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports, and EDSP 670 Proactive Classroom Management and Advanced Positive Behavior Supports.

Dr. Daniel’s expertise is enhanced by her years teaching students with disabilities in both general and special education settings in preschool and in elementary and middle schools. She was coordinator providing consultations, professional development, and extended support to 34 school divisions in southwest Virginia through the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC) at Virginia Tech and Radford University. Prior to teaching she worked in group homes supporting adults with disabilities to live full lives in their communities.