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Horner to receive Distinguished Researcher Award from Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) announced that Robert Horner, PhD, is the 2016 recipient of the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes individuals or research teams who have made outstanding scientific contributions in basic or applied research in special education over the course of their careers.

Some 'terrible twos' behaviors may suggest later problems

A new study, published online April 8 ahead of print in the American Journal of Psychiatry, offers help to parents by identifying clues that suggest a child's early shenanigans may be warning signs of trouble later in life. It also points toward a source of early problems.

Guest lecture brings deportees' ‘bedtime stories’ to the UO

The Department of Education Studies will welcome Sophia Sobko, an educator and activist, to campus on May 3 for a free lecture to bring awareness to the issue of family separation resulting from deportation policies. Her curated book series, Cuentos para Dormir (bedtime stories), comprises children’s books written by deported parents living in Tijuana, Mexico. The Department of Education Studies has acquired two sets of books in the series, making the UO the first university in the world to have them.

CSSE students and faculty receive awards

Congratulations to Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education students Spirit Dine’tah Brooks, Matthew Graham and Nadia Raza, graduates Courtney Rath and Leilani Sabzalian, and Director Lisa Mazzei, all of whom recently received notification of awards for their accomplishments.

Couples and Family Therapy to add research option

Beginning fall 2016 term, students in couples and family therapy (CFT) will have the option to complete a research project and submit a thesis as part of their coursework in the program. This option seeks to connect students seeking meaningful research options in the field of CFT with projects and advisors that align with their future educational and career goals.

CDS' Sohlberg talks concussion rehab on OPB's 'Think Out Loud'

McKay Sohlberg, director of the communication disorders and sciences program, was featured on the "Treating Concussions" episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud on February 24, 2016 with concussion sufferer Sylvia Titterington. Sohlberg also directs the HEDCO Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic, which treats many people experiencing long-term cognitive problems following concussions.

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