Topic: Department of Special Education

For Kids With Autism, Imitation Is Key on Road to Speech

April 4, 2017
Teacher gesturing with student with autism

UT Austin research points to kids with autism’s imitation behavior as most important predictor of a key stage in their development toward flexible speech, which gives researchers more clarity about the timing of intervention.

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Gluten- and Casein-free Diet Not Effective Autism Treatment

April 28, 2010

The use of gluten-free and/or casein-free (GFCF) diets in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is not supported by current research, says a team of scientists with The University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center Autism Spectrum Disorders Institute.

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Glickman Gifts Create Endowed Fellowships in Learning Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education

April 7, 2010

University of Texas at Austin supporters and alumni Suzan and Julius Glickman have donated $100,000 to the College of Education to establish the Suzan Clark Glickman Endowed Fellowship in Learning Disabilities and the Suzan Clark Glickman Endowed Fellowship in Early Childhood Special Education. Each fellowship is receiving $50,000.

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In the Know

April 5, 2010
In the Know

The April 5 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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UT Elementary School Announces New Executive Director and Principal

April 2, 2010

The management board for the University of Texas Elementary School (UTES) has selected Melissa Chavez and Mary Ledbetter to become the new executive director and principal, respectively, for the school.

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