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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Best-selling author James Patterson to address middle-school students

Apr. 3, 2014—Best-selling author James Patterson will speak to a gathering of about 100 middle-school students from Isaiah T. Creswell Middle Arts Magnet School on the power of reading Tuesday, April 8 at Vanderbilt.

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Peabody professor urges attracting and retaining gifted students from different cultures

Mar. 20, 2014—Black and Hispanic students make up an increasing percentage of U.S. school children. Yet in virtually every school district, they are underrepresented in gifted classes and programs, often because they are not identified as gifted. Those who do enter such programs often fail to complete them.

 

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Top-rated IRIS Center provides trusted resources for educators

Mar. 20, 2014—In January, a panel of independent reviewers evaluated the quality, relevance and usefulness of the products of 14 of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) national centers funded in 2006–2007. The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements (IRIS II) ranked second, missing the top spot by only .08 points.

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Kaiser to receive CEC Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 20, 2014—Ann Kaiser, premier scholar in child language intervention, has been selected to receive the prestigious J. E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award of the Council for Exceptional Children.

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Education professor nominated for NAACP Image Award for new book

Jan. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Professor Donna Y. Ford is among the distinguished nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards.

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Employment may lead to improvement in autism symptoms

Jan. 9, 2014—More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Peabody faculty recognized for public influence in ‘Ed Week’ ranking

Jan. 8, 2014—Members of Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development faculty were named in the 2014 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which recognizes university-based academics who are contributing substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.

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Augmentative and alternative communication workshops scheduled for Feb. 27-28

Dec. 12, 2013—For children with severe communication impairments who are unable to communicate using natural speech, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can open up other forms of expression and ways to connect with family members, teachers and friends. The fifth annual Augmentative and Alternative Communications Workshop will be held Feb. 27-28, 2014, in Room 241 of the...

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Language intervention grants target children with autism

Nov. 25, 2013—Peabody professors Paul Yoder and Ann Kaiser are recipients of new grants from the National Institutes of Health Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE). Yoder and Kaiser of Vanderbilt have received ACE grants to study language interventions for young children. “Early intervention with autism is one of the big success stories,” said Paul Yoder, professor of...

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Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia

Nov. 22, 2013—A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of five years of study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College in collaboration with the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Results of the study were recently published online by the National Institutes of Health. Dyslexia, a reading disorder in...

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iPads help late-speaking children with autism develop language

Nov. 12, 2013—The iPad you use to check email, watch episodes of "Mad Men" and play Words with Friends may hold the key to enabling children with autism to express themselves through speech.

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