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Peabody College scholars to present groundbreaking research at Council for Exceptional Children annual meeting

Scholars from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development will present their latest research on important issues in special education at the Council for Exceptional Children’s annual meeting, “Learning Interactive Virtual Event (L.I.V.E.),” March 8–13, 2021. Presentations have been pre-recorded and will be available to conference attendees on demand.

Peabody faculty and graduate students will present 20 sessions at the conference, speaking on such topics as response to intervention, reading difficulties, intensive intervention research, comorbid reading and mathematics disabilities, supporting social flourishing, and more. Among the panels featuring Peabody faculty members will be:

  • “The Future of RTI/MTSS,” Douglas Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development, and Lynn Fuchs, Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment
  • “Effects of Adding Mindset Intervention for Upper Elementary Students with Reading Difficulties,” Jeanne Wanzek, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education
  • “Attract Them and Keep Them! Recruiting and Retaining Novice Special Education Teachers,” Andrea Capizzi and Alexandra Da Fonte, associate professors of the practice of special education
  • “Who is Counted in Child Count? Understanding Population Data for Students with Visual Impairments,” Rachel Schles, assistant professor of the practice of special education and coordinator of Visual Disabilities Program.

“The Council for Exceptional Children is the flagship advocacy organization in our field,” said Joseph Wehby, associate professor and chair of special education. “CEC’s national conference allows us to showcase some of the important work our faculty and students are doing and to disseminate cutting-edge research in user-friendly ways that allow practitioners to put them to immediate use in schools around the country.”

The complete list of sessions led by Peabody researchers can be found here.