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NCSER announces FY 2012 Awards

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) recently made a total of 21 awards to applications considered under two FY 2012 (Session 2) competitions: Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A) and Special Education Research and Development Centers (CFDA 84.324C).

Special Education Research and Development Centers (CFDA 84.324C)

NCSER recently awarded two new Research and Development Center grants considered under the September 2011 deadline. These awards are:

Center on Reading Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc., Amy Lederberg

Center on School-Based Interventions for Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Samuel Odom


Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A)

NCSER recently awarded 19 new research grants under the Special Education Research Grants Program to applications considered under the September 2011 deadline. These awards are:

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Development of Social and Communication Intervention for Preschoolers with Autism
Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc., Rebecca Landa

Project DATA: A Multisite Evaluation of a School-based Model for Preschoolers with Autism
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Bonnie McBride

Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education

Early Intervention for Young Children with ADHD: Developing Strategies to Enhance Parent Engagement
Lehigh University, George DuPaul

Joint Attention Mediated Learning Intervention for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
Trustees of Indiana University, Hannah Schertz

The Effects of Online Decision Making Support for Home Visitors Using an RTI Approach to Promote the Language Development of At-risk Infants and Toddlers
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Jay Buzhardt

Enhancing Early Learning for Infants with Disabilities: A Responsive Parenting Intervention
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Heather Taylor

Mathematics and Science Education

A Randomized Control Trial of a Tier 2 Kindergarten Mathematics Intervention
University of Oregon, Ben Clarke

Project AIM: Algebra-readiness Intervention Modules for At-Risk Students
The University of Texas at Austin, Diane Bryant

Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers

Development Strategies to Increase Teacher Integrity in a Daily Report Card Intervention for Children with or at-risk for ADHD
Ohio University, Julie Owens

State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success (STEPSS) Professional Development (PD) Project
University of Oregon, Deanne Unruh

Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning

A Modular CBT for Reducing Anxiety and Improving Educational Outcomes
Johns Hopkins University, Golda Ginsburg

ADHD: Population-Based Estimates of Diagnosis, Treatments, and School Outcomes
Pennsylvania State University, Paul Morgan

Efficacy of the Collaborative Life Skills Program
University of California - San Francisco, Linda Pfiffner

A Multi-Site Efficacy Trial of the Class-wide Function-related Intervention Teams "CW-FIT": A Research to Practice Agency for Students With and At Risk for EBD
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Howard Wills

Identifying Factors Predicting Implementation and Sustainability of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
University of Oregon, Kent McIntosh

Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems

Validating the Use of Growth Measures from Statewide Standards-Based Summative Assessments for Students with Disabilities
Educational Testing Service, Heather Buzick

Systems-level Analysis of Evidence-based Intervention Implementation by Problem-Solving Teams
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thomas R. Kratochwill

Transition Outcomes for Special Education Secondary Students

Factors Associated with High School and Post-High School Outcomes for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (Secondary Analysis of NLTS2 Data)
SRI International, Lynn Newman

On the Way Home: Promoting Transition Outcomes in Youth with EBD or LD An Efficacy and Replication Study
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Alexandra Torkelson-Trout