Fall 2017 Research Summit
This Research Summit, Research-based Strategies for Success in Class and on Campus for Students with Intellectual Disability in Postsecondary Education, will focus on academic strategy instruction for young adults with intellectual disability in the postsecondary education setting. Two groups of presenters will share methods, results and implications from their research studies.
Youjia Hua, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Virginia, and Suzanne Woods-Groves, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Iowa, will present “Reading and Writing Strategy Instruction for Young Adults with Intellectual Disability in a Postsecondary Education Setting.” Young adults with intellectual disability (ID) often struggle with reading and writing. Hua and Woods-Groves will present two studies that investigated the effects of strategy instruction on reading and writing skills for young adults with ID at a postsecondary education setting.
David Cihak, Ph.D., Professor, University of Tennessee, and Don McMahon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington State University, will present “Augmented Reality for Teaching Science Vocabulary to Postsecondary Education Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism.” This study examined the use of an emerging technology called augmented reality to teach science vocabulary words to four college students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders in a multiple probe across behaviors (i.e., acquisition of science vocabulary words) design.