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Researchers spotlight best practices in early childhood special education

Nov. 1, 2016—In the first five years of life, a child’s linguistic, conceptual, and social competence grow enormously.

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Taking playtime seriously

Oct. 31, 2016—Teaching children with disabilities play skills helps them interact with typically developing peers.

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Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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Pyramid Model could reduce preschool expulsion rate

Sep. 26, 2016—Preschoolers are expelled for behavior problems at three times the rate of school-age children.

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MEDIA TIP SHEET: Experts available to comment on back-to-school trends

Jul. 28, 2016—Faculty at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College are available to comment on trends in K-12 and higher education.

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Chancellor teams with students to help elementary class dream big about college

May. 9, 2016—Elementary students from one of the poorest large cities in the nation are dreaming big about college, thanks to twin brothers from their hometown and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Special education researcher honored by White House

May. 6, 2016—President Barack Obama honored Christopher J. Lemons during the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers at the White House May 5.

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The proof is in the pizza

Mar. 28, 2016—Graduate students devise a unique study to teach an aspiring pizza chef with autism to follow recipes.

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Erik Carter serves as expert speaker at Congressional briefing

Mar. 9, 2016—Changing post-school pathways of youth and young adults with severe disabilities was the focus of Erik Carter’s presentation at a Congressional briefing.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps program to receive Perry Wallace Courage Award; bloggers on hand to join celebration

Mar. 1, 2016—The Vanderbilt University athletics will present the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program with the Perry Wallace Courage Award on Tuesday.

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Obama names Vanderbilt’s Chris Lemons among extraordinary early-career scientists

Feb. 19, 2016—President Barack Obama has named Vanderbilt researcher Christopher J. Lemons among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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School of Medicine’s Patel receives Presidential Early Career Award

Feb. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Sachin Patel, associate professor of Psychiatry and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, is one of 106 researchers named today by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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