Educational Psychology Faculty Receive $1.1 Million Grant

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: October 29, 2010

Faculty in the College of Education and Human Development received a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the Office of Special Education in the U.S. Department of Education.
Cynthia Riccio, professor of school psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology, will serve as director on the project titled Doctoral Training in School Psychology/Special Education: Focus on Children Who are English Language Learners (DTELL). Anita McCormick, clinical assistant professor of school psychology, and Lisa Bowman-Perrott, assistant professor of special education, will serve as co-directors.
“The goal of DTELL is to provide support for the specialized training of doctoral students in meeting the needs of children with disabilities of high need who are English Language Learners (ELL), particularly Spanish speakers,” Riccio says. “Doctoral students will be trained to provide direct services; consultation and collaboration with general and special educators; and research to foster the development of programs to meet the needs of ELL students.”