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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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“Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” released by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The authors of the blog, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (TPGA), announced the release of the book under the same title 19 December 2011. From what I can garner by reviewi ... Read on »
Important newspaper coverage of Autism by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Beginning 11 December 2011, journalists Alan Zarembo, Doug Smith, and Sandra Poindexter of the Los Angeles Times are presenting what could turn out to be a landmark series o ... Read on »
Webinar on FBA and positive behavior support plans by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Tim Lewis If you and your colleagues need to obtain a good foundation on the use of functional behavioral assessment and positive behavior support plans, there is an opportu ... Read on »
Addressing bullying via PBIS by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Tim Lewis Do you want to learn how to do something about bullying in schools? Here’s a way to get started. Under the auspices of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), ... Read on »
EBD historic foundations again by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Those who were reading at the end of the school year will remember a post about the first installment in a series of posts on articles in the Journal of Emotional and Behavi ... Read on »
Gaining perspective by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Are you up to speed with the views of self-advocates in the Autism community? If not, you can get a good start—maybe even the beginning of a crash course—by reading a post b ... Read on »
Mildred Wood inducted to hall of fame by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Dr. Mildred Hope Fisher Wood is a pioneer who brought special education for learning disabilities to the forefront in Iowa, empowering thousands of students ... Read on »
Denny Reid in C’ville! by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Dennis Reid, a renowned researcher and clinician who for more than 35 years has worked with individuals who have Autism, will speak on 22 September 2011 on “Evidence-Based S ... Read on »
Little sibs of children with ASD have greater risk of Autism by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In Pediatrics Professor Sally Ozonoff and her colleagues of the Baby Siblings Research Consortium have reported data indicating a substantially higher risk for Autism among ... Read on »
ASAT newsletter pending by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Do you want to know more about evidence-based interventions for Autism? Are you weary of wading through a lot of over-hyped-and-not-well-tested methods hoping to find one ge ... Read on »
Research participation opportunities by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In an accompanying PDF I have listed studies that are currently seeking children (both female and male) with Emotional of Behavioral Disorders (especially autism spectrum di ... Read on »
Is environment > genetics in cause of Autism? by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health New research by Joachim F. Hallmayer and colleagues released on 4 Juy 2011 raises questions about how strong a role genetic factors play in causing Autism. A large and caref ... Read on »
Cog mod for PTSD by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Joanna Kowalik and colleagues reported that their review of studies on the use of cognitivie behavioral thera ... Read on »
FC goes to MIT by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health According to Robert T. Carroll at the Skeptic’s Dictionary, several people associated with facilitated communication have been working with Professor Rosalind W. Picard of t ... Read on »
Virginia campaign promotes action agenda by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health outlined an agenda for improving mental health policy for children and youths in the US commonwealth of Virginia on 14 June 2011. T ... Read on »
50 Cent’s anti-bullying book by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health According to the Publishers Weekly, rap artist 50 Cent is writing a book with an anti-bullying theme. 50 Cent, whose book Playground was bought by Razorbill publisher Ben Sc ... Read on »
EBD historic foundations by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Many readers of EBD Blog will probably be interested in a three-part series about the history of behavior disorders that is currently appearing in the Journal of Emotional a ... Read on »
CCBD 2011 conference call for papers 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 has issued a call for proposals for its pending conference scheduled for the fall of ... Read on »
New review of early intervention in Autism from Pediatrics by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Zachary Warren and colleagues from Vanderbilt University published a review of 34 studies of early intervention efforts with children who have Autism in Pediatrics in April ... Read on »
Secretin still does not help by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Shanthi Krishnaswami and colleagues examined the research about the effects of using secretin as a theraputic agent for the treatment of Autism. They found that there were n ... Read on »