Rebecca Nathanson

James E. Rogers Professor of Education and Law
Phone: 702 895-2323
Education:
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Publications

Book Contributions

Rebecca Nathanson, Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David S. Tanenhaus ed. in chief, Felice Batlan et al. assoc. eds., Macmillan Reference USA 2008).

Rebecca Nathanson, Child Testimonial Competence and Reliability, in Children’s Law Manual (Nat’l Association of Counsel for Children 2005).

Joe N. Crank & Rebecca Nathanson, Interviewing Children with Disabilities, in Children’s Law Manual 31 (Nat’l Association of Counsel for Children 2004).

Karen J. Saywitz & Rebecca Nathanson, Children's Testimony and Their Perceptions of Stress in and Out of the Courtroom, in Legal Interventions in Family Violence: Research Findings and Policy Implications 10 (U.S. Department of Justice 1998).

 

Articles

Rebecca Nathanson, Child Testimonial Competence and Reliability, The Guardian (forthcoming).

Rebecca Nathanson, Child Maltreatment: Practitioner and University Training Considerations for Schools Psychologists, 47 Psychol. & Educ. - An Interdisc. J. 1 (2010).

Joe N. Crank et al., Enhancing the Oral Narratives of Children with Learning Disabilities, 23 Reading & Writing Q. 315 (2007).

Rebecca Nathanson, Children with Disabilities: Are They Competent to Testify?, 22 J. Fam. Violence & Sexual Assault 28 (2006).

Rebecca Nathanson & Michelle D. Platt, Attorneys’ Perceptions of Child Witnesses with Mental Retardation, 33 J. Psychiatry & L. 5 (2005).

Rebecca Nathanson & Karen J. Saywitz, The Effects of the Courtroom Context on Children’s Memory and Anxiety, 31 J. Psychiatry & L. 67 (2003).

Rebecca Nathanson & Joe N. Crank, Examining the Capabilities and Limitations of Child Witnesses with Disabilities, 3 Fam. L. Psychol. Briefs, no. 1, 2002 at 1.

Colleen A. Thoma et al., Self Determination: What Do Special Educators Know and Where Do They Learn It?, 23 Remedial & Special Educ. 242 (2002).

Rebecca Nathanson & Joe N. Crank, Children’s Memories in the Forensic Context, 2 Fam. L. Psychol. Briefs, no. 4, 2002 at 1.

Rebecca Nathanson, Helping Children Tell What Happened: Implications for Reducing Child Abuse in Children with Disabilities, 4 Multicultural & Diversity Newsl., no. 4, 2000 at 4.

Karen J. Saywitz et al., Facilitating the Communicative Competence of the Child Witness, 3 Applied Developmental Sci. 58 (1999).

Rebecca Nathanson & Karen J. Saywitz, Preparation of Child Witnesses: Research Update, The Consultant, Spring 1994, at 1.

Karen J. Saywitz & Rebecca Nathanson, Children's Testimony and Their Perceptions of Stress in and Out of the Courtroom, 17 Child Abuse & Neglect 613 (1993).

Lynn S. Snyder et al., Children in Court: The Role of Discourse Processing and Production, Topics in Language Disorders, Aug. 1993, at 39.

Lynn S. Snyder et al., Credibility of Child Witnesses: The Role of Communicative Competence, Topics in Language Disorders, Aug. 1993, at 59.

Rebecca Nathanson & Karen J. Saywitz, Review of the Child Witness, 2 Violence Update, no. 5, 1992.

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Rebecca Nathanson, Enhancing Communicative Competence in Children with Disabilities: Implications for Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect (2000) (on file with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families).

Rebecca Nathanson & Karen J. Saywitz, Contextual Influences on Children's Testimony (April 9, 1996) (paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association).

Karen J. Saywitz et al., Preparing Children for the Investigative and Judicial Process: Improving Communication, Memory, and Emotional Resiliency (1993) (final report to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect).

Karen J. Saywitz & Rebecca Nathanson, Effects of Environment on Children’s Testimony and Perceived Stress (Aug. 17 1992) (paper presented at the 100th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association).

 

Rebecca Nathanson on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
Child Witness
Children and The Law
Education