A five-year project with KU Life Span Institute researchers with a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health are working on a study to provide guidance for therapists to predict which children will remain minimally verbal and benefit most from intensive language intervention at earlier ages.
Understanding survey bots and tools for data validation: Strategies for identifying possibly fraudulent responses
If you plan to have an open research survey that you distribute through email lists or social media, especially if you indicate that you will be compensating your survey subjects, you should expect to have your survey completed by “bots” and should plan accordingly.
KU Center Director, Interim Liberal Arts Dean Receives Research Award from International Congress on Infant Studies
The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) honored John Colombo, director of the KU Life Span Institute and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with an award recognizing his 35 years of research.
Missouri Scientist to Discuss Overdose Crisis, Need to Improve Addiction Treatment Systems, Policies
LAWRENCE — Longtime disinvestment in health and social supports, roadblocks to treatment, historical trauma and the addition of fentanyl to the drug supply have combined to put Black communities at great risk for drug overdoses and deaths. In St.
The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Treatment will host the conference Autism Across the Life Span on April 8 at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Building.
LAWRENCE — A study from the University of Kansas recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences identifies a new gene target related to Specific Language Impairment (SLI).
James Thompson, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to lead a series of plenary presentations and workshops in Portugal this semester.
In the last year, SWIFT Education Center welcomed more new staff members to their team. The expanded team will help the Center bring an equity-based, multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to school districts across the country.
Project Now Housed at KU Adds to 60 Years of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research at the University
One of only three federally funded longitudinal data projects of national significance that collects and analyzes how public funds are expended on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has moved to the University of Kansas, building on 60 years of work in the field
KU Lands Grants to Work with Families, Communities to Improve Transition for Individuals with Disabilities
The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities, and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to vocational training, higher education, and careers.
A new, comprehensive model of autism care and treatment that prioritizes personalized, stepped care approaches is urgently needed, according to a new international report published in The Lancet. The report calls for global coordination to reform research, care, and treatment for autism.