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JohnL Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Special Education
Charlottesville, Virginia
I'm a professor at the University of Virginia where I teach and conduct research about the problems of students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. My research has focused mostly on evidence-based methods for teaching these students academic skills and... Full Bio
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Nature: De novo mutations, autism, and schizophrenia, redux by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In Nature a group of researchers from Denmark and Iceland report the results of their studies of mutation rates of Icelandic parent-child groups. They found that the level o ... Read on »
Metta World Peace Spreads Himself Around by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In his article entitled “Metta World Peace’s mental health advocacy helps his own growth,” Mark Medina of the Los Angeles (CA) Times reports about recent examples of the on- ... Read on »
Briefer, accurate diagnosis of Autism is possible by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Using machine-learning techniques, Professor Dennis Wall and colleagues were able to achieve highly accurate classification of children with Autism that only required a smal ... Read on »
Swedish population study puts prevalence of Autism at 1.15% by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By studying the entire population of children in Stockholm (SW) during the time period 2001-2007, Selma Idring and colleagues at the Department of Public Health Sciences of ... Read on »
Parent questionnaire picks up ASD at age one by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health According to a report published 10 July 2012 in Autism: The International Journal of Research & Practice by Lauren Turner-Brown and her colleagues of the University of North ... Read on »
Pupil size and saliva may help diagnose Autism by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Researchers at Kansas University have found that the pupils and saliva of children with Autism may provide critical clues for early diagnosis. Writing in the journal Develop ... Read on »
Is RTI reducing identification of LD? by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health According to Jennifer Radcliffe’s story for the Houston (TX) Chronicle, “ Experts can’t explain drop in state’s special education numbers ,” students with disa ... Read on »
CCD applauds US Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Donna A. Meltzer, Senior Director for Government Relations of the Epilepsy Foundation and current chair of the U.S. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), called t ... Read on »
US ED resource on restraint and seclusion by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The US Department of Education (ED) published Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document today. After the extensive discussions the last few years about abuses of management ... Read on »
Toilet training Webinar by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My colleague, Annie McLaughlin, who is the Outreach Supervisor for the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA), will be hosting a Webinar on toilet training 15 May 2012. Annie—wh ... Read on »
Ingvar Lundberg: 1934-2012 by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Ingvar Lundbergan internationally renowned psychologist who studied the psychology and pedagogy of reading and writing, learning disabilities such as dyslexia ... Read on »
De novo mutations and Autism redux by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In articles published online by Nature, Professors Stephan Sanders and colleagues and Brian J. O’Roak his colleagues reported additional evidence that rare mutations contrib ... Read on »
Public awareness series on PBS Rundown by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over on The Rundown, a blog affiliated with the US PBS show The Newshour, Jason Kane has an entry focused on Learning Disabilities as a prelude to segments to ... Read on »
First Step supported by WWC by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The US What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed research about First Step to Success, an early intervention program for K-3 children who are at risk of developing antisocial ... Read on »
CEC pre-conf session on MH and PBIS by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Council for Exceptional Children will host an “Institute on School-based Mental Health and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports” prior to its annual convention ... Read on »
CCBD Webinar on seclusion and restraint coming soon by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Council for Children with Behavior Disorders of the Council for Exceptional Children will present a Webinar 8 March 2012 entitled “Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Sc ... Read on »
Infant eye gaze predicts ASD by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When they look at models who are looking toward them versus away from them, the variation in brain activity in infants who later develop Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is d ... Read on »
Virginia mental health needs by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In a statement entitled “A proposal that would assist troubled youths in Virginia” the Washington Post editorial board lent its support to efforts to fund mental health serv ... Read on »
Bullying and FAPE by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Did you know that failing to address bullying can be the cause of schools having to pay for private placement of students with Learning Disabilities? Bullying ... Read on »
EBD historical foundations yet again by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Readers of EBD Blog who have been following along will recognize this post as the third of three reporting on a three-part series about the history of behavior disorders tha ... Read on »