Special Education and Communication Disorders
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Researchers at the Academy for Child and Family Well Being are using a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop an intervention aimed at improving educational success for middle and high school students leaving foster care for permanent home placements.
Assistant professor Yingying Wang is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on a three-year study designed to identify factors to determine the best candidates for successful cochlear implant procedures, and to explore relationships between the brain and speech perception outcomes — the process by which language is heard, interpreted and understood.