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Promoting Language and Communication PI and Co-PI Duration Sponsor
Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood - Model Dem Center

Walker, D.
Bigelow, K.

01/01/08-12/31/12

USDE-
H326M07005

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Purpose: This project's goal is to improve the early language learning and readiness opportunities provided to infants and young children with disabilities served in early childhood Part C and Part B programs of IDEA.

Method: Through this Center, the knowledge base pertaining to those practices and interventions most effective in promoting early language development and readiness skills will be increased based on: (a) a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature supporting evidence-based strategies focusing on early language and beginning literacy readiness practices; and (b) staff development and technical assistance focusing on functional, evidence-based practices to promote communication and language development for young children birth through 5 years of age with disabilities served in inclusive early childhood programs. This project will be a collaborative effort between the University of Kansas and 3  programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children with disabilities. Ongoing professional development will be provided through workshops and delivery of project resources to special education, general education, and program administration within each of the sites to ensure the sustainability of the intervention model.

 


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Job Opportunities
  • Assistant Researcher: We are seeking a part-time to full-time Assistant Researcher for a research project that focuses on developing and implementing a coaching model for an elementary classroom management intervention. Approximately 4 school districts and 20 elementary schools with students at risk for school failure will participate in the project and contribute to the development of the program. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Graduate Research Assistant: We are seeking 1-3 graduate research assistant(s) with studies or background in applied behavioral science, special education, psychology, school psychology or related field. The primary purpose of this project is to support high-needs elementary students with the CW-FIT Program (a classroom management intervention) while building for scale and sustainability by developing a district coaching model. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a Quantitative Postdoctoral Researcher with experience that will enable them to conduct high quality behavioral, educational, and special education research in childhood settings. The goal of the training program is to prepare quantitative researchers with the collaborative and methodological skills necessary to conduct next generation of research. For more information and to apply go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdocotral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Research Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers interested in developing expertise in carrying out community-engaged research to develop and implement evidence-based practices focused on early intervention, early care, and early education settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (100% FTE), 2 years, research-dedicated fellowship.  For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
Training Opportunities
  • We will be offering a TPITOS certification training workshop in Kansas City, Kansas at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project on January 30-31, 2020.​ The TPITOS™ is a tool for ensuring that infant–toddler teachers are implementing the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children with fidelity. Email tpitos-jgcp@ku.edu for more information or register for the workshop by clicking the link.
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