20 Feb 2013    

CYAF-authored article named best of 2012

A peer-reviewed article authored by UNL researchers in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has been named the 2012 Article of the Year by the academic journal School Psychology Review.

Susan Sheridan, the lead author of the article and director of the center, accepted the award Feb. 14 at the NASP's 2013 Annual Convention in Seattle. The award is presented for an article's contributions to research and practice in school psychology, its interest to the journal's readership, and its overall impact on advancing the profession.

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17 Jan 2013    

Grandin discusses Asperger's Syndrome in front of large audience

Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, led a very different interactive presentation Jan. 15. Grandin has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, and her audience was preservice teachers and parents of children with Asperger’s. Grandin’s remarkable story has been told in a movie bearing her name.

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06 Dec 2012    

Trout receives Early Career Research Award

Alex Trout (SECD) has received the Early Career Research Award given by the Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Research. The CEC Division for Research recognizes the critical role of research to both current practice in and the future of the field of Special Education.

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17 Aug 2012    

Heidi Menard Wins Staff Star Award

 

On behalf of the Staff Council we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Heidi Menard, Staff Secretary III for the Special Education and Communication Disorders department, for being selected as the August recipient of our Staff Star Award!!

Some of the things Heidi’s nominators said about her are:

 

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02 Jul 2012    

Trout awarded $3.5 from IES for "On the Way Home" project

Alex Trout, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders Center for Child and Family Well Being, was recently awarded $3.5 million from the Institute for Education Sciences for her project, "On the Way Home: Promoting Transition Outcomes in Youth with EBD or LD – An Efficacy and Replication Study."

This research project will continue to examine aftercare, which is a link in the continuum of services for youth served in the child welfare system and in out-of-home care. 

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18 Apr 2012    

England, SECD, receives CEHS Staff Star award

Jill England, SECD, was honored April 17 with the CEHS Staff Star award. Jill is the graduate student secretary for the department.

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04 Apr 2012    

Justice will present April 13 on promoting young children's literacy

Laura Justice will present April 13 on the topic, "Promoting Young Children's Knowledge About Print: Designing Systemic Early Literacy Interventions." Justice directs the Preschool Language and Literacy Research Lab at The Ohio State University.

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15 Dec 2011    

Sherri Jones to chair Department of Special Education and Speech Disorders

Sherri Jones has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Special Education and Speech Disorders. Jones is currently a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University.

While at ECU, Jones developed a significant research program focused on vestibular and balance function. She is also recognized as an outstanding teacher, both with undergraduate and graduate students.

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08 Nov 2011    

Rasmussen 2011 CEHS Distinguished Alumnus

Jessie Kerry Rasmussen is the new president of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, where she manages a $20 million annual portfolio for the purpose of promoting high quality birth to five experiences for children at risk in the United States. Her entire professional career has focused on improving outcomes for children, families and adults, especially vulnerable populations such as people with disabilities and families of low income.

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