Hands and Hearts Together
Co-PIs: Susan S. Woodhouse (Lehigh University) &
Jude Cassidy (University of Maryland, College Park)
Name of Project: Hands and Hearts Together
Official Study Title: Prevention of Attachment Insecurity, Physiological Dysregulation, and Child Behavior Problems
Funding Source: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other behavioral disorders are also likely to suffer academically and psychologically during distance learning, explains Lehigh University’s George DuPaul, PhD, who has focused his research on this student population.
Dominique Levert was awarded the Early Care and Education Research Scholar: Head Start Dissertation grant. Levert’s project is entitled "Ensuring Young Children Have a Head Start: Transition Practices that Link Early Childhood Education Settings." The two-year, $50,000 project focuses on ensuring a smooth transition into preschool, as adjustment challenges can cause a negative experience, making children less likely to be responsive to later schooling. Levert will be mentored by her advisor, Dr.
Dr. Sara Kangas, assistant professor in Lehigh's Special Education program, is the recipient of a Small Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation. The project is funded ($40,766) for one year and focuses on the barriers English learners with disabilities experience on their journey to reclassification. The title of the funded project is "When English Learners with Disabilities Become Long-Term English Learners."
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded $6 million in grants to researchers in Lehigh’s College of Education to fund three separate research projects: mathematical skill development in preschool children, interventions for at-risk students headed to college or careers, and online behavioral parent education for young children at-risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Dr. Robin Hojnoski, Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies was awarded a 4-year, $1.4M grant to develop a responsive computerized-adaptive assessment system for PreK mathematics.