Dr. Alex Trout Co-Director and Research Professor, Academy for Child and Family Well Being, UNL
Dr. Trout earned her Ph.D. in EBD in 2003 and has spent the past decade working on developing and evaluating programs to meet the education and transition needs of children, families, and youth with or at-risk of high-incidence disabilities. She has experience with quantitative (e.g., RCTs, survey research) and qualitative (e.g., interviews) methodologies. Her research has been primarily funded through IES where she served as a co-PI for a Goal 2 development grant addressing the transition needs of high-risk youth with and at-risk of EBD and LD (R324B070034). Dr. Trout currently serves as PI on a Goal 3 (R324A120260) RCT assessing “On the Way Home,” a transition model she developed for high-risk youth and their families returning home from residential services. She is especially interested in how to support youth and families during service transition to experience success at home and in school. Dr. Trout also has a Goal 2 development grant addressing the health literacy needs of high school youth with high incidence disabilities (R324A160170). This work includes conducting focus groups with students, school professionals and families to develop the web-based health literacy intervention followed by feasibility pilot studies, including a small RCT. Dr. Trout has also served as a co-PI for an IES funded post-doctoral training grant in EBD (R324B110001) and OSEP funded doctoral training grant in EBD (H325D080034).