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.

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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.

Research shows brain differences in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia

Center on Human Development and Disability
Apr 28 2015

University of Washington research shows that using a single category of learning disability to qualify students with written language challenges for special education services is not scientifically supported. Some students only have writing disabilities, but some have both reading and writing disabilities.

Prof's TEDx talk focuses on power of inclusive education

Ilene Schwartz
Mar 25 2015

For many children with special needs, ability stands in the way of making friends, having fun, attending the school of their choice or participating in their community. Ilene Schwartz, director of University of Washington's Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Inclusive Education, is working to change this state of affairs.

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Governor, Haring Center discuss early childhood and special education

Haring Center
Jan 27 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed faculty and friends of the University of Washington's Haring Center to the Governor's Mansion in Olympia on Jan. 6 for a discussion of opportunities to improve the state's special education and early childhood education programs.

Doctoral student selected for Council for Exceptional Children program

Jan 20 2015

Doctoral student Jennifer Pierce came to the University of Washington College of Education wanting to make a difference in the field of special education research. That dedication was recently recognized with Pierce’s selection to the seventh cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars program.

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