Tag Archives: Special education

Autism services in Michigan public schools research presented

The results of a first of its kind study of public school services provided to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were presented to the Michigan State Board of Education Sept. 13. Researchers Summer Ferreri, assistant professor of special education, and Sara Bolt, associate professor of school psychology, both within Michigan State University’s Department of Counseling, Educational… Read More »

College of Education faculty release study on service to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Michigan

College of Education faculty release study on service to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Michigan

Two Michigan State University professors have completed the first-ever statewide study of how Michigan’s public schools are responding to the fastest-growing developmental disability in the country – Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Summer Ferreri, an assistant professor, and Sara Bolt, an associate professor, both hold appointments in the MSU College of Education’s Department of Counseling,… Read More »

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

Valerie Suszko, who graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in special education, has been named the 2011 Woman of the Year by Greater Lansing Woman magazine. As a Special Olympics coach and special education teacher at Washington Woods school in Holt, Suszko is regarded as an inspiration and a hero by students,… Read More »

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Michigan State University College of Education academic advisor Jean Brown recently received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty & Staff Award from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. Brown was recognized for her extraordinary efforts to promote equal opportunity and educational achievement for MSU students. The award is typically granted to a faculty or staff member who has been nominated by an MSU student with a disability. In… Read More »

New research: Autism and the iPod app

New research: Autism and the iPod app

Since hitting the iTunes store in April 2009, one iPod touch application has been quickly catching on as a way to help people who have difficulty speaking – especially children with autism. But Proloquo2Go, as it’s called, has little if any research data to prove how well it works with that population. This spring, a… Read More »