Scholarship on disabilities and the policies shaping university research

Conference Updates:

Summer 2015: Research Innovation as a Pathway to the Future white paper
Summer 2014: Planning for Future Research in Public Universities in Uncertain Times white paper
Summer 2013: Planning for Research Excellence in the Era of Analytics white paper
Summer 2012: Information Systems as Infrastructure for University Research Now and in the Future white paper
Summer 2011: Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components in National Research Initiatives white paper
Winter 2010: Epigenetics of the pathogenesis of language and speech impairments: Biological systems and behavioral development 
Summer 2010: Sustaining and Enhancing the Research Mission of Public Universities white paper
Summer 2009: Regional Research Collaborations white paper
Summer 2008: Global Research Collaborations white paper
Spring 2008: Neurobehavioral Approaches to the Study of Clinical Disorders
Summer 2007: Future Directions for Federal Research Funding white paper
Summer 2006: The Privatization of Public Universities: Implications for the Research Mission white paper

Fall 2005: Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models and Research Directions 
Summer 2005: The Interface of Science and Public Policy
Spring 2004: Modeling Developmental Processes in Ecological Context


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Science & Policy

Top 10 Things you should know . . . 
about children with Specific Language Impairment - featuring research by Mabel Rice

about children coping with terrorism


Get the Facts on Aging

Recovery from Stroke: Learning to Talk Again
Is "Elderspeak" Helpful or Just Baby Talk?


Science Features

Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia - by Hugh Catts
The Building Blocks of Language in Early Childhood - featuring research by Steve Warren
Self-Injurious Behavior: How Science is Delivering Answers



Broadening the Talent Pool: Why Affirmative Action Matters in Graduate Education interview with Debra Stewart - Council of Graduate Schools 
Keeping the Value in Education​ interview with Joan F. Lorden - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Science at a Time of National Emergency interview with Martin Apple - Council of Scientific Society Presidents

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