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NCSER announces FY 2009 Awards

NCSER recently made a total of 16 awards to applications considered under the two FY 2009 competitions: Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A, Session 2); and Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education (CFDA 84.324B).


Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A)

NSCER recently awarded 14 new research grants under the Special Education Research Grants Program to applications considered under the October 2008 deadline. These awards are:

Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Building Math Readiness in Young Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children: Parents as Partners
Karen Kritzer, Kent State University

Building Foundations for Self-Determination in Young Children with Disabilities: Developing a Curriculum for Families
Jean Ann Summers, University of Kansas

An Efficacy Trial of Milieu Teaching Language Intervention in Preschoolers with Language Disorders
Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University

Validating the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) for Use in Accountability Systems Involving Young Children with Disabilities
Kathleen Hebbeler, SRI International

Mathematics and Science Education

The Math Learning Companion: An Individualized Intervention for Students with Math Learning Disabilities
Lindy Crawford, University of Colorado

Social and Behavior Outcomes to Support Learning

Developing a 3D-based Virtual Learning Environment for Use in Schools to Enhance the Social Competence of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
James Laffey, University of Missouri

Social Tele-Coaching in Classroom Settings
Earle Knowlton, University of Kansas

Cognition and Student Learning in Special Education

Training Working Memory and Executive Control in ADHD Children
Priti Shah, University of Michigan

Evaluating the Efficacy Of Enhanced Anchored Instruction for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities in Math
Brian Bottge, University of Kentucky

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Enhanced First Step to Success: Improving School Readiness for School Children with Disruptive Behavior
Andy Frey, University of Louisville

Transition Outcomes for Special Education Secondary Students

The Relationship of the Expanded Core Curriculum to Transition Outcomes for Students with Visual Impairments
Kay Ferrell, University of Northern Colorado

Transition Outcomes for Special Education Secondary Students: Choices Project
Dennis Campbell, University of South Alabama

Teacher Quality

Professional Development that is Systemic, Focused on Teacher Growth, Incorporates Coaching, Collaboration, Cohorts, and Increased Knowledge to Create Student Success
Maura Linas, University of Kansas

Professional Development for Algebra Progress Monitoring
Anne Foegen, Iowa State University

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Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education (CFDA 84.324B)

NCSER recently awarded two new postdoctoral training grants under the Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education. These awards are:

Postdoctoral Training Program

Postdoctoral Training in Intervention Research for Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD)
William Pelham, State University of New York, Buffalo

Post Doctoral Training in Special Education Research
Samuel Odom, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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