Author: Jennifer Wetzel
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar. 9, 2012—Shyness may be caused by deficits in the brain.
Mar. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt expert on children’s literature discusses the lasting impact of Dr. Seuss.
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.