I have been at Toronto Metropolitan University since 2005. Before that I had many years of elementary school teaching in Toronto. My area of expertise concerns the inclusion of children with disabilities in elementary schools. I am currently interested in work on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Inclusion of students with disabilities in pre-schools and elementary school classrooms.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Papers in referred journals:
- Valeo, A., & Underwood, K. (2015). Analysis of special education tribunal outcomes using Luhmann's Systems Theory. International Journal of Special Education, 30(1), 4-14. PDF filehttps://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1094817.pdf, external link, opens in new window
- Underwood, K., Chan, C., Koller, D., & Valeo, A. (2015). Understanding young children’s capabilities: Approaches to interviews with young children experiencing disability. Child Care in Practice, 21(3), 220-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2015.1037249, opens in new window
- Fuller-Thomson, E., Mehta, R., & Valeo, A. (2014). Establishing a link between attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and childhood physical abuse. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 23(2), 188-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2014.873510, external link, opens in new window
- Underwood, K., Valeo, A., & Wood, R. (2012). Understanding inclusive early childhood education: A capability approach. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 13(4), 290-299. https://doi.org/10.2304/ciec.2012.13.4.290, external link, opens in new window
- Lee, N., & Valeo, A. (2011). Teacher preparedness for a changing demographic. TESL Canada Journal, 28(2), 105-128. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v28i2.1075, external link, opens in new window
- Valeo, A. (2013). "Be strong; know what you need": A Narrative on inclusive leadership. In Education, 16(2). https://doi.org/10.37119/ojs2010.v16i2.103, external link, opens in new window
- Kediye, F., Valeo, A., & Berman, R. C. (2009). Somali-Canadian mothers’ experiences in parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 11(1), 211-223.
- Valeo, A. (2008). Inclusive education support systems: Teacher and administrator views. International Journal of Special Education, 23(2), 8-16.