Research on Improving Math Performance

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Former faculty, alumni fund fellowships

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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

Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Students Awarded Scholarships

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The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling is pleased to announce the recipients of the James Arvle Thacker endowment scholarship: Morgan Wells and Trista Adwell. This endowment offers a one-time scholarship to students from Georgia and Kentucky who are enrolled in the online master’s degree program in … Read More

Bottge Presents on Teaching and Learning Math in Engaging Contexts

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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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