Research on Improving Math Performance

From the Office of Special Education Programs Difficulties in math performance can be attributed to a combination of weak problem-solving and computational skills, such as basic operations involving fractions. Improving the skills of students with mathematics learning disabilities can be difficult. A research team led by Brian Bottge, Ed.D., William … Read More

Bottge to Keynote NSF-Sponsored Workshop

Brian Bottge, Ed.D., William T. Bryan Endowed Chair in Special Education and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, has been selected to present the keynote address at the NSF-sponsored Synthesis and Design Workshop: The Future of Embodied Design for Mathematical Imagination and Cognition. The … Read More

Doctoral Student Receives Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award

Early Childhood doctoral student Meg Gravil received a Myrle E. and Verle D. Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Program Award. Yash Bhagwanji, Ph.D., associate professor of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University, will serve as the Graduate School’s outside examiner for Gravil’s dissertation defense. In addition to participating … Read More

Lane Participates in IES-Funded Workshop

Justin Lane, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, was selected to participate in the 2019 IES-funded Getting SMART About Adaptive Interventions in Education Training Workshop at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) March 11-14.    

Save the Dates: Special Education 50th Anniversary Celebration

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 public is invited to join the anniversary celebration in Lexington on October 13 and 14, 2018. … Read More

New Grant Targets Communication Needs of Students with Disabilities

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 … Read More

Former faculty, alumni fund fellowships

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 … Read More

Bottge Presents on Teaching and Learning Math in Engaging Contexts

Dr. Brian Bottge recently delivered an invited presentation (Relevance Counts: Teaching and Learning Math in Engaging Contexts) via Skype to faculty and doctoral students at the University of Missouri who are involved in Project PRISM: Preparing Interdisciplinary Leaders in Science and Mathematics Special Education. The purpose of the project is … Read More

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