Jantina Clifford

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  • Title: Senior Lecturer I
  • Additional Title: Senior Research Associate I
  • Phone: 541-346-2599
  • Office: 303 Clinical Services Bldg


Jantina Clifford, Ph.D. is a Research Associate, Lecturer, and Program Coordinator for the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon. Dr. Clifford's research interests include the development and evaluation of assessment measures that will assist practitioners and researchers in their efforts to improve the lives of young children around the world. Prior to the pursuit of her education in the field of Early Intervention, Dr. Clifford served as an early childhood educator for eight years.


Ph.D., 2006, University of Oregon
Major: Early Intervention

M.S., 1999, University of Oregon
Major: Early Intervention

M.A., 1988, University of Oregon
Major: French Literature

B.A., 1985, University of Oregon
Major: French

Honors and Awards

2012  Hope Baney Fund Award for development of two online courses for Early Intervention Program master's students, University of Oregon

2011  Judson and Elise Taylor Award for International Outreach and Collaboration in Vietnam, University of Oregon

2005  Bricker-Davis Research Award for Doctoral Students, University of Oregon, 2005.


Squires, J., Bricker, D., Waddell, M., Funk, K., Clifford, J., & Hoselton, R .. (2014). Social/­emotional assessment/evaluation measure (SEAM), Research Edition. Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing Co. 

Clifford, J. (June 2014). What if the parent-completed results of the ASQ are different from my observation of the child's skills? "Keeping in Touch", Educational and Developmental Intervention Services Personnel Development, U.S. Army. 

Clifford, J. (September 2014). How to interpret ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE results. "Keeping in Touch", Educational and Developmental Intervention Services Personnel Development, U.S. Army. 

Dionne, C., McKinnon, S., Squires, J., Clifford, J. (2014). Developmental screening in a Canadian First Nation (Mohawk): psychometric properties and adaptations of Ages & Stages Questionnaires (2nd edition). BioMed Central Publications.(14)23. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1186/1471-243 l-14-23 

Squires, J., Waddell, M., Clifford, J., Funk, M., Hoselton, R.,& Chen, C. (2013). Psychometric study of the infant and toddler intervals of the social emotional assessment measure. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 33(2), 78-90. 

Clifford, J., Squires, J., Yockelson, S., Twombly, E., & Bricker, D. (2011). Developmental screening in early childhood: Potential roadmaps for those considering the journey. In M. McLean & P. Snyder. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series no. 13, Gathering information to make informed decisions: Contemporary perspectives about assessment in early intervention and early childhood special education. Missoula, MT: Division of Early Childhood. 

Squires, J., Bricker, D., & Clifford, J. (2010). Developmental screening measures: stretching the use of the ASQ for other assessment purposes. Infants and Young Children, (23), 1, 14-22.