Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

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Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.

We’re showcasing outstanding accomplishments in three programs which prepare educators and counselors. Join us in conducting research, developing best practices, and participating in service-related activities that positively impact individuals in Kentucky and around the globe.

    • 30
    • Mar
Soldering irons heated up at stations around the classroom. Students were silent as the professor gave a series of final instructions. Moving into their groups, the classroom buzzed. Most were new to soldering. And while the activity was simple – fuse a couple wires together – the purpose behind their work had the power to change a life. The students were...
    • 17
    • Mar
When alumna Dixie Miller met Olivia — a tiny baby with a big hole in her heart — doctors doubted Olivia would live to have surgery. Miller had recently become certified to accept foster children when a friend told her about Olivia, who at the time lived with a family equipped to care for medically fragile children. But Miller wasn’t...
    • 06
    • Feb
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) recently recognized Dr. Brian Bottge as one of only a few researchers funded by the center who have conducted efficacy studies of interventions for improving the math performance of students with disabilities. The report cites Bottge’s work with Enhanced Anchored Instruction as an intervention that has made significant contributions in the area...
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