Tag Archives: Special education

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is “abysmal” and the Common Core State Standards don’t go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues. In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to professional development for teachers who must help students meet the new… Read More »

MSU launches school improvement website for educators

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach, as part of the state program for Title l Priority and Focus schools and districts, has launched MI Toolkit, a new website to help educators in these schools improve teaching and learning. MI Toolkit is one of the ongoing projects of the Office of K-12 Outreach in partnership with… Read More »

New adviser joins staff, wins national honor

H. Michael Zaborowski has joined the team of academic advisors in the Michigan State University College of Education. He is primarily working with students majoring in special education and those enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program. He also serves elementary and secondary education students. Zaborowski is a 2011 graduate of the Student Affairs Administration… Read More »

Program helps meet Michigan demand for autism services

Michigan State University will help fill the state’s shortage of professionals qualified to treat autism by offering a new program starting this fall. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be offered completely online in connection with the Special Education master’s degrees at MSU. Some 16,000 students in Michigan have various forms of… Read More »

Seniors pick Pagliaro as outstanding professor

Claudia Pagliaro, associate professor of special education, has received the Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award presented by the Michigan State University Senior Class Council for 2012-13. She was nominated by a large group of seniors who graduated in fall 2012, and was recently honored during a ceremony on campus. Each year, MSU seniors honor one faculty or… Read More »