Documents about DTT

Documents about how DTT developed are archived at The University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Disability History Archive (

About DTT

Universally Recognized Content, DTORF-R Scope and Sequence Chart

Social-Emotional Learning with DTT Across Multiple Levels of Support

Graphic, DTT Applications Across Mutiple Levels of Support

Challenges in 21st Century Classrooms (2016) Dr. Wood’s Keynote Address to the ETEP / Europe Fall Conference 

Research and Theoretical Foundations (2016 update) Universally Recognized Content in Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching (DTT)

The Heritage of Psychoeducation with Troubled Students (2015). Wood, M. M., The heritage of psychoeducation with troubled students. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 24 (Spring 2015), 33-37.  When critical needs of children with emotional and behavioral problems are ignored in a narrow focus on academic success it brings drastic consequences to our schools and communities. The author develops a vision for classrooms of the future, tapping the rich knowledge base of developmental teaching and therapy to build strengths in all students.

Evidence of Program Effectiveness

GNETS Student Performance Outcomes, 2015-16

Project PEGS! Simulated Practice in Basic Behavior Management for Early Childhood Educators (2003). Field evaluation of a special project supported by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Projects of National Significance, the Georgia Department of Education, the University of Georgia, the Developmental Therapy Institute, Inc., Athens, Georgia, and LetterPress Software, Inc., Logan, Utah.

The Developmental Therapy Model: A Developmental Curriculum for Social and Emotional Competence (1995-1996). Validated by the Program Effectiveness Panel (PEP) for the National Diffusion Network (NDN), Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education Validated as showing ”significant evidence of effectiveness.”  K. R. Davis, Director, M. M. Wood, Senior Advisor.  

Clinical and Special Education Services for Severely Disturbed Children – Developmental Therapy program, Rutland Psychoeducational Services, Athens GA (October 1993, Significant Achievement Award) “In recognition of an innovative and well-researched program that applies the Developmental therapy Model in the treatment of emotionally disturbed children, resulting in outstanding clinical care and professional development.” American Psychiatric Association, Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 44:994.

A Developmental Curriculum for Social and Emotional Competence (1990). Preliminary submission to the Program Effectiveness Panel (PEP) U. S. Department of Education for continuation approval for demonstration and personnel preparation. K. R. Davis, Director, M. M. Wood, Senior Advisor.

Inservice Training in Developmental Therapy (1981). Validated by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel, National Institute of Education, U. S. Department of Education (approved 7/23/81). M. M. Wood & C. Combs, Co-Directors.

The Rutland Center-Developmental Therapy Model for Treating Emotionally Disturbed Children (1975). Validated by the Joint Dissemination and Review Panel, U. S. Department of Education (approved, JDRP #75-63, 9/3/75). W. W. Swan, A. G. Beardsley, & M. M. Wood, Co-Directors.