Dale Borman Fink, Ph.D.
Expert guidance for practitioners, parents, and
Author, trainer, researcher, rhymester
Welcome to my web page. This site is dedicated to the full
participation of children and youth with all kinds of abilities and
disabilities in the communities where they live. I work with family
members, professionals, policy makers, and advocates to promote quality
and inclusive practices in Head Start, child care, before- and
after-school care, youth programs, and recreational settings.
Some of my work extends to adults as well. I have conducted
evaluations, produced videotapes, and given keynote addresses featuring
raps and song parodies. Whatever it takes!
Why a photograph of children
playing under a parachute?
This active group of preschoolers included some with
motor disabilities. The parachute activity met their therapeutic goals.
However, it was fun for everyone, and the more typically developing
peers never imagined they were involved in "clinical services." This
picture summarizes and symbolizes what I think we should be striving
for when we talk about quality and inclusive programs: meeting
individual needs in ways that make them fun and challenging for all
kids, and that do not require the constant presence of specialists.
Full participation is the theme of my book, Making
a Place for Kids with Disabilities,which came out in spring 2000
from Praeger Publishers. In 2001 it came out in paperback.
Click on the links below to:
Learn more about my book, Making a Place for
Kids with Disabilities,and read an excerpt.
my book (It costs $24.95 plus shipping.)
Learn more about
my professional background and see a picture of me.
Find out about keynote addresses and training
I have presented.
See pictures of kids collecting bugs and read an
explanation of why that is my favorite inclusive and developmentally
me by e-mail at email@example.com. Or write or call
P.O. Box 363
Williamstown, MA 01267
Telephone or fax (413) 458-5334