Department of Special Education
Dec. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is offering a new master’s degree program in Applied Behavior Analysis for licensed special education teachers who want to practice ABA in educational settings or are specifically interested in training focused on school-based applications that integrate best ABA and special education practices.
Oct. 12, 2020—By Jane Sevier Professor Rachel Schles knows she has big shoes to fill, and she’s eager to take up the challenge. In assuming the helm of the Vanderbilt Peabody College Visual Disabilities Program, Schles follows in the footsteps of generations of teachers and scholars who have shaped education for the blind and visually impaired since...
Sep. 22, 2020—By Jane Sevier When the coronavirus sent many parents and children home, Peabody Professor Erin Barton and the 14 graduate student researchers who make up the Barton Research Lab decided to use social media to offer evidence-based resources they had created to families of children with disabilities or challenging behaviors. “We wanted to get information...
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Aug. 6, 2020—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to comment on trends in K-12 and higher education.
To Bridge the Gap: Peabody’s Department of Special Education applies best-in-class academic research to solve real-world challenges
May. 28, 2020—In recent years a cadre of energetic, productive faculty members have joined Peabody's special education department, building on the legacy of high-caliber research and teaching that began in the 1950s with Lloyd Dunn and developmental psychologists Nicholas Hobbs and Susan Gray.