Education And Psychology

  • Vanderbilt University

    Participants sought for study treating speech disorders in young children with cleft palate

    Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee State University in January 2010, has already been found to have a positive impact on addressing speech disorders in these children. Read More

    Dec. 19, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Texas program sees gains in student achievement, teacher retention

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Dec. 7, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt expert able to comment on DREAM Act

    As members of Congress spar over whether or not to provide tuition benefits and a path to legalization to undocumented students through the DREAM Act, an examination of the nation’s first state-level “dream act” indicates such policy effectively boosts college enrollment by these students. Read More

    Dec. 6, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    TIPSHEET: Expert on surveillance can comment on National Opt-Out Day

    Torin Monahan, associate professor of human and organizational development and medicine at Vanderbilt University, is available to discuss how and why resistance to surveillance is on the rise in the United States and ways in which surveillance has developed in recent years. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Important brain area organized by color and orientation

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Nov. 15, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Educators need to shift focus from achievement gap to opportunity gap to better serve racially diverse students

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Nov. 10, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Babies learn best from parents, not video

    New research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia finds that infants learn little to nothing from popular educational videos and learn the most from face-to-face interactions with their parents and other familiar figures. Read More

    Nov. 10, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University to collaborate on new $40 million National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

    Helping foster children’s learning and readiness for school through the federal Head Start program is the goal of a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created this fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start. Read More

    Nov. 9, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Immigration and education explored in special issue of Peabody Journal of Education

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Nov. 5, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Fingers detect typos even when conscious brain doesn’t

    Expert typists are able to zoom across the keyboard without ever thinking about which fingers are pressing the keys. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that this skill is managed by an autopilot, one that is able to catch errors that can fool our conscious brain. Read More

    Oct. 28, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Research briefs offer answers on school choice

    The National Center for School Choice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development has released a series of five research briefs explaining new findings on charter schools. Read More

    Oct. 13, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Oct. 8, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Peabody researchers travel to Brazil to discuss education policy

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Sep. 28, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    New NRC report provides data on 31 Vanderbilt doctoral programs

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Sep. 28, 2010

  • Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 30-May 4

    Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 30-May 4

    The latest research on the nation’s key K-12 and higher education issues, from No Child Left Behind to charter schools to higher education funding, will be presented by Vanderbilt University Peabody College researchers April 30-May 4 at the American Educational Research Foundation annual conference in Denver, Colo. Read More

    Apr. 29, 2010

  • Defying national trends, delinquent mortgages and foreclosures remain low in community land trusts for 2009

    Defying national trends, delinquent mortgages and foreclosures remain low in community land trusts for 2009

    Homeowners in community land trusts across the nation continue to have substantially lower delinquency and foreclosure rates than owners of market-rate homes, according to survey results released this month by Vanderbilt University researcher Emily Thaden in partnership with the National Community Land Trust Network. Read More

    Apr. 20, 2010

  • New report finds writing can be powerful driver for improving reading skills

    New report finds writing can be powerful driver for improving reading skills

    Although reading and writing have become essential skills for almost every job, the majority of students do not read or write well enough to meet grade-level demands. A new report co-authored by Vanderbilt researchers Steve Graham and Michael Hebert finds that while the two skills are closely connected, writing is an often-overlooked tool for improving reading skills and content learning. Read More

    Apr. 15, 2010

  • Return to special education’s roots needed for children with severe learning needs

    Return to special education’s roots needed for children with severe learning needs

    There are two major schools of thought when it comes to educating children and youth with severe learning needs and both are off target, researchers from Vanderbilt and Clemson universities report. The researchers argue a return to the original principles of special education that is informed by modern data and techniques is needed to reform both general and special education. Read More

    Apr. 12, 2010

  • Hughes to lead pilot program for high school students with autism

    Hughes to lead pilot program for high school students with autism

    Professor of Special Education Carolyn Hughes has won a $30,000 grant from the Organization for Autism Research to fund a pilot project that will help high school students with autism become more included and involved in their schools and with their peers. Read More

    Dec. 18, 2009

  • Study finds Tennessee service industry workers and the young get less health care coverage at work

    Study finds Tennessee service industry workers and the young get less health care coverage at work

    Ann Kaiser, professor of special education and Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development (Vanderbilt University) Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee… Read More

    Dec. 16, 2009