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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education at the University of Florida

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Snyder, Patricia; Conroy, Maureen; Algina, James; Miller, David; Leite, Walter

Description

Description

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education at the University of Florida will prepare fellows to design, implement, and evaluate research focused on improving developmental outcomes and school readiness of infants, toddlers, and young children with or at risk for disabilities. The proposed number of fellows is four, with two years of training each. The overarching goal of this award is to advance the professional development of interdisciplinary research scientists to conduct rigorous and relevant early intervention research and contribute to the advancement of knowledge, theory, and methodology in the field of special education. This program will support the acquisition and mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct early childhood special education research. The program emphasizes a situated learning and cognitive apprenticeship approach in which there is an experienced mentorship team for each fellow. Fellows participate in carefully planned activities informed by their individualized fellowship training plans, including the design, implementation and evaluation of focused programs of research; bi-weekly research meetings; research colloquia and interdisciplinary seminars; manuscript preparation for publication; presentation at scientific meetings; and grant writing. Programs of research available to the fellows include (but are not limited to): (a) professional development interventions to support implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive early learning settings; (b) early interventions to support young children's social-emotional development and prevent challenging behavior; (c) learning of young children with significant disabilities, including autism; (d) development and validation of early intervention assessment measures; and (e) applications of advanced research designs, methods, and applied measurement relevant to early intervention.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education at the University of Florida (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Florida

State/Country

State/Country

Florida

Project Number

Project Number

R342B120002

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education at the University of Florida | 164760 | 2012 | R342B120002
Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education at the University of Florida | 164760 | 2014 | R342B120002
Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education at the University of Florida | 313320 | 2013 | R342B120002

 
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