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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Study reveals effects of different teaching styles on learning new words

Apr. 4, 2012—A new study on novel word learning uncovered clues on reading and plasticity in the brain that could determine interventions for children who struggle with reading.

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Vanderbilt autism experts available for World Autism Day, National Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 30, 2012—Autism experts from Vanderbilt University are available for interviews on World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations as April 2.

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TRIAD director on new CDC findings for autism prevalence

Mar. 29, 2012—Zachary Warren, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt University, says effective early identification and treatment of autism is a public health emergency.

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Conference offers support, guidance for siblings of adults with disabilities

Mar. 23, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will co-host the fourth annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference April 20-21 at the Holiday Inn Select Vanderbilt. TABS is a statewide network that provides information, resources and support for adults who have a brother or sister with a disability or mental health disorder. “Being an adult sibling of a...

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Founder of ‘Knowledge is Power Program’ to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 22, 2012—The founder of the Knowledge is Power Program will speak on the completion results and growth of this national network of public schools.

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Warm weather kicks off early ‘trauma season’ in Middle Tennessee

Mar. 19, 2012—March 20 officially marked the first day of spring, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are already seeing summer-type accidents due to unseasonably warm weather.

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Educational trajectories of English Language Learners examined

Mar. 15, 2012—Students who successfully complete English as a Second Language or bilingual language learning programs within three years fare better academically across the board than peers who stay in such programs for a longer time.

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Personal and professional benefits of Girl Scouts affirmed

Mar. 14, 2012—Being a Girl Scout has a long-term positive impact on girls' leadership skills and development, a new Peabody College study finds.

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Shyness study examines how brain adapts to stimuli

Mar. 9, 2012—Shyness may be caused by deficits in the brain.

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Four Peabody faculty members named AERA fellows

Mar. 8, 2012—Four Peabody College members will be inducted into the 2012 AERA Fellows class.

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Children’s literature expert discusses enduring value of ‘Dr. Seuss’

Mar. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt expert on children’s literature discusses the lasting impact of Dr. Seuss.

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Benbow to lead national commission on educator preparation

Feb. 28, 2012—Camilla Benbow will co-chair a new accrediting body designed to help ensure that every classroom in the nation has an effective teacher.

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