Dr. Patricia Arter, Assistant Professor in the Special Education Department, will present Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR), a campus based transition program for students with autism, along with NEIU staff Mary Murphy Fox, Ellen Cummings, and Ellen Dente. (This past summer, Dr. Arter received a $95,000 grant for the SOAR program at Marywood University.) In addition, Dr. Patricia Arter and Dr. Kathleen Ruthkosky's manuscript, "Universal Design for Learning: One University's Efforts to Prepare Preservice Teachers," was accepted for publication in Pennsylvania Teacher Educator. Both will be presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, in Harrisburg on October 29.
On November 5, Dr. Arter, Kathleen Ruthkosky, Victoria Wilcox, and Chris Fryer will present their research, Universal Design for Learning's Impact on Early Childhood Literacy, with Marywood student, Heather Saake. Along with the NEIU staff, Dr. Arter will also make a presentation about SOAR with four undergraduate Marywood students: Andrea Gross, Ashley Boyd, Emily Levine, and Jessica Wilds. They will address service learning and its impact on pre-service educators. Presentations will be held at Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children in Harrisburg.
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