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...
Jun. 19, 2020—Ten outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
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.
May. 24, 2019—Thirteen faculty members have been selected to support the continued excellence and growth of the Vanderbilt University Press for the 2019-20 academic year.
May. 14, 2019—Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, has been honored with a $3 million National Institutes of Health MERIT Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant will support her investigation of how the neural networks associated with reading, math and executive function interact to predict academic...
Dec. 17, 2018—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Nov. 2, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
Jan. 5, 2018—A grant of more than $100,000 from Sesame Workshop will support a new Vanderbilt study on kindness.
Dec. 12, 2016—Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education coedited by Erin Barton, assistant professor of special education, with Brian Reichow of the University of Florida, and Brian A. Boyd and Samuel L. Odom, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2016, Springer) The handbook discusses early childhood special education, with particular focus on evidence-based practices. Coverage...
Nov. 11, 2016—A new app has been funded to help parents of young children with disabilities to manage challenging behaviors.
Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt has received $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of special education programs and a national center.
Oct. 7, 2013—For Erin Barton, work is play—literally. Barton’s research focuses on identifying evidence-based practices for teaching young children with disabilities how to engage in play skills.