Alum named Washington Regional Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Loftus
Oct 12 2016

Elizabeth Loftus, a 2014 graduate of the University of Washington College of Education’s Applied Behavior Analysis Distance Education Program, has been named Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year.

Loftus, one of eight Washington educators to be honored this fall, teaches at Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor District.

Bringing effective autism treatment to all

Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education
Oct 3 2016

Nearly 20 years of autism education research and practice at the University of Washington’s Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education inform the first comprehensive manual to help schools implement high quality, inclusive educational programs for young children.

Project DATA helps children with ASD succeed

Haring Center
Sep 23 2016

For the past several years, research on effective intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has looked at the role that typically developing children play in the social learning of children with ASD. This approach asserts that by integrating children with ASD with their typically developing peers, they can practice and develop social skills in a natural setting.

Pumping up Washington's teacher pipeline

Teacher candidate
Apr 5 2016

In Washington's growing Sumner School District, spring is crunch time for Marc Brouillet.

Sumner's assistant superintendent for human resources is looking to hire approximately 80 teachers to fill its openings for the coming school year while the state contends with a teaching shortage that has put many districts in crisis mode.

Diversity lacking in studies of autism interventions

autism intervention
Mar 29 2016

As more culturally and linguistically diverse learners enter the nation's classrooms, there's a critical need for teachers to select appropriate interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Yet new research from the University of Washington College of Education shows race and ethnicity are largely ignored in developing evidence-based practices for supporting children with disabilities.

Picturing hope

Ariane Gauvreau
Nov 17 2015

In a preschool classroom, a teacher snaps a photo of a young girl stacking colorful wooden blocks, her face focused in concentration. Then another of a little boy fingerpainting, mixing red and blue to make purple.

New faculty profile: Carly Roberts

Oct 9 2015

In too many schools, children with intellectual and developmental disabilities continue to be separated from their peers and to lack access to a quality education. 

Study shows specific learning disabilities differ in unit of language affected

Haring Center
Jun 24 2015

A new study from the University of Washington shows that not all reading disabilities are the same and that tests and brain imaging can identify different kinds of specific learning disabilities.

These findings highlight the need to change how children with learning disabilities are diagnosed and treated, says lead author Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the UW College of Education.

UW ABA Program Mission Statement

Our goal is to prepare students to be competent, ethical, and professional behavior analysts who work with persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

Graduate student wins UW Excellence in Teaching Award

Kate Napolitan
Jun 1 2015

Kate Napolitan, a doctoral student in special education, has been recognized as one of two recipients of the University of Washington's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award.