Special education personnel preparation

Special education personnel preparation refers to programs to train qualified personnel in special education and related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with students with disabilities.

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$15M in grants for special education teacher training
The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). A 5-year $7.5 million grant will support the development of a national center focused on training teachers to educate children with disabilities. The Department also received $7.5 million from OSEP in the form of six 5-year $1.2 million training grants to support 131 master’s and 11 doctoral students.

Autism training for TN educators expands
The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a 5-year, $10-million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.

Behavior Analysis Clinic equips new generation of practitioners
For some children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, severe behavior problems threaten their success in school and society. By unraveling the causes of those behaviors and developing treatments tailored for them, teams at the Behavior Analysis Clinic (BAC) offer lifelines for those children and their families.

Future of IDD services, research, and policy in good hands with VKC UCEDD, LEND trainees
The mission of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. In order to ensure that such work continues for years to come, the VKC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND seek and prepare young professionals who want to learn how best to serve children and adults.

App will help children with disabilities who have challenging behavior
A Vanderbilt Kennedy Center special education researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by The Institute of Education Sciences to develop an app for use by parents who have young children with disabilities who also exhibit challenging behaviors.

Online learning platform extends TRIAD and other VKC training outreach
Training community professionals and family members across Tennessee is a mission that spans TRIAD and other Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) programs. Now an online learning platform will bring video training to learners in their workplaces and homes, from urban to rural locations.

People related to the topic: Special education personnel preparation

Erik Carter, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Special Education

Naomi Tyler, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Special Education

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