NCSER announces FY 2011 Awards

NCSER recently made a total of 17 awards to applications considered under two FY 2011 (Session 2) competitions: Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A) and Special Education Research and Development Center Program (CFDA 84.324C).


Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A)

NCSER recently awarded 16 new grants under the Special Education Research Grants Program to applications considered under the September 2010 deadline. These awards are:

Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education

Relative Effectiveness of Contrasting Approaches to Response-Contingent Learning Interventions
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, Melinda Raab

Advancing Social-Communication and Play (ASAP): An Intervention Program for Preschoolers with Autism
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brian Boyd

Evaluation of a Comprehensive Community-based Intervention for Toddlers with ASD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Bonnie McBride

A Randomized Trial of a Tutor-Based Mathematics and Attention Intervention for Low-Performing Pre-Schoolers at Risk for Mathematical Difficulties in School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Marcia Barnes

Reading, Writing, and Language Development

Enhancing Reading Instruction for Children with Down Syndrome: A Behavioral Phenotypic Approach
University of Pittsburgh, Christopher Lemons

Mathematics and Science Education

Expanding Audio Access to Mathematics Expressions by Students with Visual Impairments via MathML
Educational Testing Service, Lois Frankel

Algebra Screening and Progress Monitoring
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Anne Foegen

KinderTEK: Teaching Early Knowledge of Whole Number Concepts Through Technology
University of Oregon, Mari Strand Cary

Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning

Efficacy Study of Check & Connect to Improve Student Outcomes
SRI International, William Sumi

Efficacy of the BEST in CLASS Intervention for Young Children at High Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
University of Florida, Maureen Conroy

Development of I Control: An Executive Function Based Intervention to Foster Self-Regulation and Improve Social/Emotional Outcomes for Middle School Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
University of Florida, Stephen Smith

Development of an Intervention Model to Improve Educational Outcomes of Youth in Foster Care by Decreasing Runaway Behavior
University of South Florida, Kimberly Crosland

Cognition and Student Learning in Special Education

Fatigue and Listening Effort in School-Age Children with Hearing Loss
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Bess

Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers

Relationship of Student Outcomes to Physical Therapy School Services
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Susan Effgen

Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems

Development and Validation of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) for Children
Vanderbilt University, Carolyn Hughes

Autism Spectrum Disorders

LEAP—USA Follow-up Project
University of Colorado Denver, Phillip Strain


Special Education Research and Development Center Program (CFDA 84.324C)

NCSER recently awarded one new grant under the Special Education Research and Development Center Program considered under the September 2010 deadline. This award is:

National Research and Development Center on Assessment and Accountability for Special Education
University of Oregon, Gerald Tindal