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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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Chall grants 2010 by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over on Spedpro I posted a notice about the opportunity to apply for a Jeanne S. Chall Research Grant . Applications are due by May 14, 2010. Sphere: Related C ... Read on »
FC discussion by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over on Countering Age of Autism, Kim Wombles has an extended post about research on facilitated communication. She’s not just gathered together the evidence that is ... Read on »
Carter talks sense by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I rarely point to posts on the Huffington Posts, but an entry by Liane Kupferberg Carter entitled “ Autism: A time for civility ” deserves recognition. Ms. Carter, t ... Read on »
ASAT Online by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health AST Online’s most recent newsletter (as of this date) provides lots of helpful information. Check it! Sphere: Related Content Read on »
More on IQ and reading disabilities by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Deficits in reading performance may differ in etiology depending on the IQ of the individuals who have the deficits. According to an article in Behavior Genetics, Pr ... Read on »
Promoting success in college by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In “2-Year Colleges Help Learning-Disabled Students Break Into Math and Science,” Ashley Marchand reports about efforts to support students with Learning Disabilitie ... Read on »
Does RtI reduce numbers of children in special education? by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In an article slated to appear in Remedial and Special Education, Jeanne Wanzek and Sharon Vaughn reported that widely popular three-tiered approach to addressing di ... Read on »
Autism appears early by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Source: Oznoff et al., 2010 In “A Prospective Study of the Emergence of Early Behavioral Signs of Autism,” Professor Sally Oznoff and colleagues found that i ... Read on »
Virginia Autism insurance mandate gains traction by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the Virginia (US) legislature (which I sometimes call the “House of Burgess” for fun), efforts to mandate coverage of intensive behavioral therapy (AKA “ABA,” “di ... Read on »
Letter-sound correspondences: New scanning data by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A research team in Professor Leo Blomert’s lab at Maastricht University in the Netherlands reported that brain scans of children with and without dyslexia reveal di ... Read on »
Maternal age increases risk of Autistic offspring by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Janie Shelton and colleagues at the University of Califonia at Davis reported that women over 40 years of age who give birth have an increased risk of the child hav ... Read on »
HB, Ken Kavale by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On 5 February 1946, Kenneth A. Kavale was born in Brooklyn (NY, US). After graduating from college, Ken taught for a few years and then began graduate studies. In th ... Read on »
US legislator about seclusion and restraint by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As the US House of Representatives prepares to make statements about and amend HR 4247, Representative Joe Courtney (CN, US) posted a statement on the blog maintaine ... Read on »
Fish oil and adolescent psychosis by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health During the 40 weeks after receiving a brief course of ω-3 (“omega three”) polyunsaturated fatty acids, adolescents at risk for psychotic disorders were less likely t ... Read on »
US legislators consider law for preventing abusive restraint and seclusion by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The US Congress is considering legislation to prevent abusive restraint and seclusion of students in schools. This is a welcome consequence of the highly visible rep ... Read on »
Wakefield finding: Pro & con by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As most readers probably know, the UK General Medical Council censured Dr. Andrew Wakefield for his research that supposedly shows a link between immunization with t ... Read on »
Update: NJ gov. signs law creating dyslexia task force. by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As reported earlier on LD Blog under the headline “New Jersey task force on reading disabilities created, seventh-grader Samantha Ravelli, of Ocean City (NJ, US), is ... Read on »
UK action on children’s mental health by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Lord Jones of Cheltenham, a member of the the UK Parliament, has formally asked “what measures are planned to improve services for (a) children with serious emotiona ... Read on »
Too common a concern? by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health At the Greenwich (CT, US) Time site, Colin Gustafson described a meeting where parents of students with disabilities expressed concern about the special education ser ... Read on »
Science, gastro-intestinal problems, diets, and Autism by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Buie et al.’s “Take-Away Messages” In Pediatrics Dr. Timothy Buie and colleagues published a paper providing evidence-based recommendations for pediatricians ... Read on »