06/08/09 - Researcher presents at conference for government-funded research
Date: June 8, 2009
Institute researcher presenting at national conference for government-funded research
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The director of the Siskin Center for Child and Family Research is presenting today and tomorrow at the annual Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference in Washington, D.C.
Robin McWilliam, Ph.D., is exhibiting research about enhancing the quality of individualized family service plans (IFSP) by improving the system early interventionists use to collect data about children with special needs ages birth to two. The title of his presentation is “Enhancing IFSP quality through learning objects on a Part C data system.”
The conference is a gathering of grant and contract recipients conducting education research funded by IES and the U.S. Dept. of Education. The Institute received a grant from IES, the research branch of the Dept. of Education, for a study on TEIDS-Plus, a web-based data management system for tracking services and support that families receive. Researchers from the University of Florida, Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University are collaborating on the project.
“These grants are extremely competitive, so only the top researchers in special education in the country will be there,” Dr. McWilliam said. “Project officers from IES will be there as well, scrutinizing our work.”
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