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Postdoctoral Special Education Research Training in Urban Communities

Kamps, D.
Wills, H.

03/01/10-02/28/14

USDE - Institute of Education Sciences

The University of Kansas—Post Doctoral Training in Special Education Research Training in Urban Communities: A Research to Practice Model provides postdoctoral fellows with field experience and methodological training in primarily two areas of research—children and adolescents with serious behavior disorders and children with autism spectrum disorders. The program will be housed at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project and the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training. The Juniper Gardens Children's Project is a university, community-based research facility with a focus on improving academic and social outcomes for children. The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training is a multidisciplinary research center with the goal of improving the lives of persons with autism through intervention research and training.

Research experiences are designed to build Fellows' capacity to conduct quality special education intervention research, apply and increase knowledge of experimental design methodology, and use of assessment tools to design learning and behavioral interventions. The focus of the training program will be on intervention research, both development and evaluation. Fellows will receive training in randomized control trials and single-subject designs. Research opportunities for fellows include (a) an evaluation of a classroom wide intervention for students with and at risk for serious behavior disorders, (b) and evaluation of a comprehensive intervention for young children with autism, (c) evaluation of an intervention package for secondary students with serious behavior disorders, and (d) the development of a professional development curriculum to improve instructional and classroom management practices.

 


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  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in the use of the intervention, among other activities. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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