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FCRR researcher and Assistant Professor of Special Education Dr. Laura Steacy has been awarded a 2019 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Early Career grant. Steacy will receive $500,000 over the next four years to conduct research on ways to support students with learning disabilities, including the development of instructional supports for students with dyslexia.
FCRR intern, Denis Aleman, has received the 2019 Florida State University Student Employee of the Year Vires Award. The award, given to the student employee who has gone above and beyond in taking initiative in their role, was presented at a special ceremony held on April 8, 2019, in the Oglesby Union Ballroom.
The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities.
Two Florida State University Honors Program undergraduates accompanied faculty to the Dyslexia Foundation Extraordinary Brain Symposium XVII, held this past July in Cathedral Peaks, South Africa. Alexandra Himelhoch and Hannah Cooperman, seniors in the Department of Psychology, attended the symposium to present research on vowel pronunciation under the guidance of Professor of Psychology and Florida Center for Reading Research Director, Dr. Donald Compton.
Acquiring reading skills can be difficult in an ideal setting, let alone an environment affected by crisis or conflict. That, however, is the harsh reality more than 2 million children living in northern Nigeria face each day.
Highlighting five professions in the arts — author, director, actor, musician and dancer. Florida State University's Florida Center for Reading Research and Opening Nights Performing Arts have developed the "Summer Arts Adventure" activity booklet to encourage elementary school-age students to read and engage with the arts during the summer break.
The FCRR scholars cohort is comprised of sophomore students participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (Joshua Etienne, Rachel Faircloth, & Rachel Odell) and the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (Chassidi Jenkins). Our scholars provided technical support for research activities and projects conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast and the National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities.
Florida State University, University of Oregon & RMC Research Corporation Partner to Improve Literacy for Students with Disabilities
Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research is partnering with the University of Oregon and RMC Research Corporation to launch the National Comprehensive Center to Improve Literacy for Students with Disabilities.