Early Childhood, Special Education Doctoral Candidates Receive National Honors

Congratulations to UK College of Education doctoral candidates Mark Samudre, Collin Shepley, and Megan Jones. Samudre, a doctoral candidate in special education, and Shepley, a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary early childhood education, were selected as outstanding scholars through an internationally competitive process to participate in the Council for Exceptional Children’s … Read More

Special Education Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. The department held a 50th anniversary celebration this past weekend. It was an opportunity to connect with present … Read More

Camp Helps Teens Who are Deaf-Blind Gain Independence

A camp with strong ties to the University of Kentucky is helping individuals who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, known as “dual sensory loss” or “deafblindness,” master life skills to prepare for their futures. Eight teenagers attended camp in early July at General Butler State Park in … Read More

Harley Authors ‘Groundbreaking’ Handbook

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Dr. Debra Harley, Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, and Dr. Pamela Teaster, professor in the UK College of Public Health, are editors of the new “Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices and Policies.” … Read More

In the News: Fayette County elementary school students getting more activity breaks as part of UK research project

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From the Herald-Leader: It’s 1:45 p.m. in teacher Amber McClellan’s class at Garden Springs Elementary School, less than an hour before dismissal. It’s that time of the afternoon, said third-grader Avery Pitts, when “my brain needs a break from working.” With University of Kentucky researchers in the classroom taking notes … Read More

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