Jun. 29, 2020—New research from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development asks whether the use of an enhanced electronic book can train parents in reading methods that facilitate parent-child conversations, which are known to spur preschool vocabulary development and the language processing skills necessary to close the word gap.
Jun. 29, 2020—Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Jun. 26, 2020—The Nashville Public Education Foundation and Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a free webinar, “A City Where All Youth Thrive: A Conversation about Dismantling the Inequities of the Nashville Youth Experience,” on Tuesday, June 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. CT.
Jun. 25, 2020—Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Jun. 12, 2020—Laura Love, BS’93, established the Get Grounded Foundation in 2015 with the goal of offering crucial seed money to help small Colorado nonprofits focusing on at-risk youth launch innovative ideas or programs. When COVID-19 hit, she recognized a void her organization was uniquely positioned to fill.
Jun. 10, 2020—Addiction thrives in isolation, so sheltering in place and social distancing during COVID-19 can be challenging for people in recovery as well as for those who are susceptible to substance misuse, says Andrew Finch, an addiction expert and Vanderbilt Peabody College professor.
Tennessee teachers identify technological supports for remote learning as primary need during COVID-19 school closures
Jun. 9, 2020—More than three-quarters of teachers in the recent Tennessee Educator Survey selected technological supports for remote learning as the most helpful supports needed to promote educational access during COVID-19 school closures.
Jun. 1, 2020—In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities, the university will host a series of listening sessions for students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
May. 28, 2020—The Independent School Leadership master’s program, launched six years ago, includes instruction from Peabody faculty and industry experts to advance independent school leaders and their schools.
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. 20, 2020—Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor at Vanderbilt Peabody College, partnered with the American Psychological Association to compile resources to help people with disabilities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
May. 18, 2020—Depression in parents can lead to reduced empathy toward their children, which puts the children at risk for long-term negative impacts.