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    • 10
    • Dec
It’s not uncommon to see puppies donned in red service vests walking to class with students on the University of Kentucky campus. The trend began in 2009 when College of Education student Logan Bright established a service dog program at UK. Luke Nolte with Una Bright transferred to UK from Wittenberg University, where she was familiar with the organization 4...
    • 01
    • Dec
Dr. Malachy Bishop has received a $329,000 research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to increase understanding of what people with multiple sclerosis (MS) want from their health care. Dr. Malachy Bishop Previous studies have shown health care works best when patients participate in its design and delivery. However, the health care priorities and preferences of people with MS...
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    • Nov
Professor Brian Bottge and colleagues Linda Gassaway, Enrique Rueda, and Mark Butler recently completed a 5-minute YouTube production describing research funded by the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). The idea of making the video came from the Commissioner Dr. Joan McLaughlin of NCSER following Bottge’s presentation at the National CEC convention. Viewers can view it by clicking the...
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    • Nov
Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Early Childhood Laboratory Staff (Charlotte Manno, Rebecca Crawford, Christy Kaylor, Kim Nicholas and Mary Beth Caldwell) along with Kristie Pretti-Frontczak (B2K Solutions, Ohio) and Lynn Sullivan (Region 11 Education Service Center, Texas) presented a preconference workshop at the International Division of Early Childhood Conference held recently in St. Louis. The title of the presentation was “Practices...
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    • Oct
Findings from two large pretest-posttest, cluster-randomized studies based at the University of Kentucky College of Education showed that students taught using the Enhanced Anchored Instruction (EAI) method made significant improvement in computing fractions and problem solving over students taught by their teachers using the usual school curriculum. Results also indicated that in classrooms where special education teachers shared direct teaching...