Navigation Links
UGA grad program expands to prepare teachers to work with secondary students with autism
Date:6/3/2009

Athens, Ga. An innovative University of Georgia graduate program in special education that has prepared scores of Georgia teachers to work with elementary-age students with autism over the last several years has received a new 4-year, $793,000 federal grant to train teachers to work with similarly challenged secondary-age students.

Autism is a complex developmental disability that is part of a group known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"There's a need for specialized training on how to structure the classroom, how to respond to these kids when they behave inappropriately and how to design instruction that will facilitate the learning of new skills," said David Gast, a professor of special education, who co-founded the Collaborative Personnel Preparation in Autism (COPPA) program at UGA in 2003.

Gast will co-direct the new program called the Collaborative Adolescent Autism Teacher Training (CAATT) project, with Kevin Ayres, an assistant professor of special education. It will use much of the U.S. Department of Education grant to fund fellowships for up to a dozen graduate students a year to learn how to work with secondary-age students with ASD.

CAATT will work largely with teachers in three diverse school districts in rural, urban and suburban areas of Northeast Georgia.

"Our primary efforts will be in Gwinnett, Clarke and Madison counties as those are our partner districts. But if we were to get an applicant from Cobb (County) who may be a current teacher wanting to complete their M.Ed., they would be eligible," said Ayres. "We are really recruiting statewide as well as out-of-state people. We feel we will be best able to supply Gwinnett, Clarke, and Madison with new teachers when we recruit folks fresh out of their underg
'/>"/>

Contact: Kevin Ayres
kayres@uga.edu
706-583-8090
University of Georgia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Webcast Alert: Kaiser Permanente Residency Program Open House
2. School-based overweight prevention program may cut risk of eating disorders among girls
3. TriWest Creates First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Offer Military Leaders With Grief Support Program
4. Keeping Kids Healthy and Fit: The New York Kids Club Launches a Revolutionary New Fitness Program
5. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
6. Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursings Future Joins With AACN to Offer New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
7. Concentra Expands Horizon Air Employee Health Program With On-Site Clinic
8. Clarity Imaging International, Inc. Rolls Out Mobile DEXA Program
9. HealthFitness CEO Supports Move Toward Cultural Shift, and Science-Based Health Management Programming
10. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
11. USA TODAY Continues Spirit of the USA Charity Program as Part of Newspapers 25th Anniversary Celebration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 , ... Difass USA, ... can help pass those long, stressful days at work is knowing that there is ... as laid back and stress free as imagined. Planning for a vacation can be ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Seattle-based ... have merged to form Camber Collective. Camber Collective provides strategic advisory services ... SwitchPoint’s strategy consulting expertise with Hope Consulting’s deep experience in customer insights, ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Quadrino Law Group is pleased ... 304, Melville, New York 11747. The new facility is a state of the ... lines. , Richard Quadrino, the firm's CEO and founder, said, "We are pleased to ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... At the end of June Pacific Prime Renewals team in ... . This initiative, spearheaded by the Renewals Manager, Danielle Cotton, aims to not only reduce ... On this initiative Cotton explained, “We send anything between 300 and 600 pieces of paper ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Healthpointe is proud to announce the addition of ... pain management specialist, will be evaluating and treating patients with orthopedic complaints, such as ... his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the East, Manila, Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Difass USA Offers Eight Tips to Help Relax and Enjoy Summer Vacation 2Health News:Difass USA Offers Eight Tips to Help Relax and Enjoy Summer Vacation 3Health News:SwitchPoint and Hope Consulting Have Merged to Form Camber Collective 2Health News:Pacific Prime Hong Kong Renewals Team Starts Push to go Green 2Health News:Dr. Pedro S. Alupay, M.D., Now Providing Pain Management Services at Healthpointe in Irwindale 2Health News:Dr. Pedro S. Alupay, M.D., Now Providing Pain Management Services at Healthpointe in Irwindale 3
... September 3 (HealthDay News) -- A 7-year-old San Diego boy brought ... Switzerland a couple years ago. While there, he became infected ... him vaccinated against. Upon his return to the United States, the ... a true tale -- is the type of nightmare scenario that ...
... study aimed at improving the care of muscular ... physical therapists, and researchers at the University of ... M.D., is heading the study of treatments for ... the disease that affects children. The condition, which ...
... , THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans ... often believing they are thinner than they really are, ... poll finds. As part of the Harris Interactive/HealthDay ... weight, from which pollsters calculated their body-mass index (BMI), ...
... , DURHAM, N.C. Millions of patients with advanced disease ... breathe more easily. But a new study from Duke ... from the intervention, and among those who do benefit, it ... oxygen or just plain old room air both offer ...
... COLUMBUS, Ohio There is yet no straightforward way ... for high-dose radiation therapies such as stereotactic radiation therapy, ... high-dose brachytherapy for prostate and other cancers., Radiation oncologists ... James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) ... about the young, possibly because it makes them feel ... time they spent with negative news about young people, ... self-esteem boost out of this," said study author Silvia ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away 2Health News:Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away 3Health News:Rochester leads international effort to improve muscular dystrophy treatment 2Health News:Rochester leads international effort to improve muscular dystrophy treatment 3Health News:Rochester leads international effort to improve muscular dystrophy treatment 4Health News:Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat 2Health News:Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat 3Health News:Study challenges value of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care 2Health News:Study challenges value of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care 3Health News:New model may simplify high-dose radiosurgery planning 2Health News:Seniors Get Boost From Bad News About the Young 2
(Date:7/7/2015)... , July 01, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Elemental Analysis ... ICP-MS), Nondestructive (XRD, OES)), Application (Life Sciences, Food ... Global Forecasts to 2020" report to their ... on the basis of types, technologies, and applications. ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... , June 30, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. This patent ... Photoacoustic imaging is a safe, non-invasive, non-ionizing ... and represents a great alternative to traditional ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... , July 7, 2015 Sequent Medical, ... developing innovative devices for the treatment of neurovascular ... has joined its Board of Directors.   ... of medical device and healthcare industries experience.  He ... he has commercialized numerous leading-edge products.  His experience ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Elemental Analysis (Organic, Inorganic) Market 2015 - Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2020 2Worldwide Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging Patent Landscape Report 2015 2Worldwide Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging Patent Landscape Report 2015 3Sequent Medical Appoints Mike Kleine to its Board of Directors 2Sequent Medical Appoints Mike Kleine to its Board of Directors 3
... SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2012  HUYA Bioscience International ... of China,s preeminent pharmacological researchers, Prof. Deyong Ye ... an international leader in supporting the global development ... Fudan University will focus on specific innovations coming ...
... Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today ... final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... Ibandronate Sodium Tablets, 150mg. This product is the generic ... treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HUYA Bioscience Announces New Partnership with a High Profile Pharmaceutical Lab at Shanghai's Prestigious Fudan University 2HUYA Bioscience Announces New Partnership with a High Profile Pharmaceutical Lab at Shanghai's Prestigious Fudan University 3
The 920M PLUS handheld pulseoximeter provides on-the-spot bloodoximetry and heart rate readings....
Rad-5 signal extraction pulse oximeter™...
... 3100 is a small, lightweight ... worn comfortably on the patients ... activities and for overnight studies, ... WristOx is intended to give ...
The pocket-size Invacare Digit finger pulse oximeter is a convenient and economical solution to fast, reliable SpO2, pulse rate and pulse strength measurements. Its compact size is ideal for home use...
Medicine Products: