My research is broadly focused on optimizing children's development, especially as it relates to early social and cognitive development and school success. My recent work has focused on the development of children's learning-related skills (including self-regulation and social competence) and academic achievement in preschool and early elementary school. My current research is focused on developing measures of behavioral regulation. I am also interested in charting pathways to school readiness using multi-level growth curves and clustered data.
Megan McClelland is the Katherine E. Smith Professor of Healthy Children and Families in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. She serves as Director of the Healthy Development in Early Childhood Research Core at the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Her research focuses on optimizing children's development, especially as it relates to children’s self-regulation and school readiness including links between self-regulation and academic achievement from early childhood to adulthood, recent advances in measuring self-regulation, and intervention efforts to improve these skills in young children. She is currently conducting a federally-funded project to develop measures of self-regulation, and a large intervention trial to improve school readiness in young children.
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