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Frances Glascoe

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, All Children's Research Institute, Inc.


Frances Glascoe spent 10 years teaching special education in the public school before joining the department of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University where she directed the rotation in developmental pediatrics and served as educational specialist on the neuropsychology, school performance, autism and developmental diagnostic teams. Her research focuses on the accuracy of developmental and behavioral screening measures and she is the author of more than 100 journal articles and chapters. A summary of these studies is housed on the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics' website and on Dr. Glascoe is the author of several screening tests including Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) a very brief surveillance and decision-support tool on developmental and behavioral needs for children 0 to 8, the Brigance Infant and Toddler Screens, and the Safety Word Inventory and Literacy Screener (SWILS). She presents frequently at meetings of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. For eight years, Dr. Glascoe edited Ambulatory Child Health: The Journal of General and Community Pediatrics and is currently on the editorial board of Archives in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She edits the Clinical Toolbox Section for Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and is newsletter editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. In October, 2000, she received the Dale Richmond Award for contributions in child development from the American Academy of Pediatrics.