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Post-doctoral training in special education research  

The University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill Post Doctoral Training in Special Education Research provides postdoctoral fellows with methodological training within the context of two areas of research—intervention programs for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and response to intervention for children with special educational needs. The program will be housed in the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, an interdisciplinary research center with faculty from early childhood education/early intervention, psychology, special education, speech and communication disorders, epidemiology, pediatrics, and public health. The primary focus of the training program will be on intervention research, both development and evaluation. Fellows will receive training in randomized control trials as well as strong quasi-experimental and single-subject designs. The Fellowship will center on two or more faculty research projects, which currently include (a) an evaluation of comprehensive treatment models for children with autism, (b) development of interventions for young children with autism, (c) development of a literacy-based response to intervention model, (d) evaluation of a school readiness program for English language learners, and (e) evaluation of professional development programs. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $159,391.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number R324B090005
Principal Investigator Odom, Samuel
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Workforce Development
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 7K. Encourage programs and funding mechanisms that expand the research workforce, enhance interdisciplinary research training, and recruit early career scientists into the ASD field by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
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