Barbara Terry, Ph.D.

Barbara Terry, Ph.D.

Barbara Terry

Director of Community Relations,
Assistant Research Professor, Life Span Institute ,

B.S.E., Elementary Education, Emporia Kansas State Teacher College, 1969
M.S., Special Education, University of Kansas, 1974
Ph.D., Human Development, University of Kansas, 1982

Contact Information


Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914

913-321-3154, ext. 2616

Research Interests

  • Professional development training for early childhood educators and paraprofessionals
  • Strategies for developing early language and literacy skills
  • Peer tutoring strategies for pre-school and early elementary students
  • Academic intervention strategies and program monitoring


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Research with Minority Handicapped Children, Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS, 1985-1987.

Kansas State Department of Education, Guidelines for Training, Utilization, and Supervision of Special Education Paraprofessionals Committee, Topeka, KS, 1978.

Emporia State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, May, 1991-May,1994.

Women of the Year, American Business Women's Association, 1997, 1998, & 2001.

Recent Publications

Arreaga-Mayer, C., Terry, B., & Greenwood, C. R. (1998). ClassWide Peer Tutoring. In K. Topping & S. Ehly (Eds.). Peer assisted learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Madrid, D., Terry, B., Greenwood, C., Wahley, M., & Webber, N. (1998). Active vs. Passive Pee Tutoring: Teaching Spelling to At-Risk Students. Journal of Research and Development In Education, (31), 236- 243.

Arreaga-Mayer, C., & Terry, B. (1998). ClassWide Peer Tutoring for math facts: Teacher's Manual. Kansas City, KS: Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas.

Carta, J. J., Estes, J., Schiefelbusch, J., & Terry B. (2000) Skills for Learning Independent in Developmentally Appropriate Environments. Teacher's Manual. Longmont, CO: Sopris West, publisher.

Terry B., & Arreaga-Mayer, C. (2000). Think, Get Ready, Respond! ClassWide Responsive Teaching to improve basic academic skills. Longmont, CO: Sopris West, publisher.