Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

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Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

Our three programs prepare future educators and counselors to use research-driven best practices for improving the lives of individuals with disabilities across the life span.

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    • 22
    • Jan
It is often thought students with severe disabilities cannot participate in all aspects of the school day, given their difficulty communicating. With the combined help of a classroom teacher and speech language-pathologist, a system can be created to help students with the most severe disabilities to have a voice, University of Kentucky researchers say. With a $1,153,016 grant from the U.S....
    • 17
    • Jan
A new $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow the University of Kentucky College of Education to uniquely prepare school personnel who are in high demand - those prepared to work with students with high-intensity learning and behavior needs. The grant, awarded through the Office of Special Education Programs, provides funding for master’s level scholars who will...
    • 20
    • Dec
Five students in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling recently received fellowships fellowships gifted to the department by previous faculty members and alumni. The Barbara J. Edwards Special Education Fellowship was awarded to Mark Samudre, a Special Education doctoral student. The Mike Nelson Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Kathryn Gorton, an Applied Behavior Analysis master's degree student. This...
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