UHV School of Education & Human Development: New column to cover education topics

By Fred Litton and Jane Devick-Fry
April 27, 2013 at midnight
Updated April 26, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.

What is really happening in education today? What are current and future trends in education? Has technology changed the way we think, learn and socialize? Have you ever wondered about any of these subjects?

University of Houston-Victoria School of Education & Human Development faculty members are always thinking of ways to share their wealth of research-based education knowledge with the community. Each month, the Crossroads community will be able to learn about different education issues in a new Victoria Advocate column written by the school's faculty.

How should parents talk with college recruiters and ask the right questions? What should you read to your child this summer? What is applied behavioral analysis in home and school? What are the effects of positive reinforcement in everyday life? What do we mean by reading? What is autism? What are the ways to promote mathematics, reading, writing and science in the home? How does professional coach training lead to career and lifestyle opportunities?

These are just a few of the themes that will be offered in this education column in the months ahead.

What will the education column do for you? You will have the opportunity to develop new perspectives about education, human development, schooling and learning. Whether you have a child in school, work with adults or are just a taxpayer interested in education issues, be sure to look for the education column in the Victoria Advocate.

We also would like to invite readers to the School of Education & Human Development Spring Symposium "Autism: Current Assessment and Intervention Strategies." It will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 2 in the Alcorn Auditorium of UHV University West, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. It is free and open to the public.

Timothy Wahlberg, clinical director at The Prairie Clinic in Geneva, Ill., will discuss the latest autism spectrum disorder treatment and intervention strategies. Anthony Rotatori, a professor at St. Xavier University in Chicago, will speak about current assessments for diagnosis of autism.

UHV School of Education & Human Development faculty members are highly trained and recognized professionals who have advanced degrees from universities across the U.S. Faculty members hold degrees from universities such as Florida International, Loyola University Chicago, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Houston, University of Massachusetts, University of Missouri, University of Northern Colorado and University of Texas.

The UHV School of Education & Human Development offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in addition to certifications. Programs hold state and national accreditations, and students have achieved high passing rates on state and national exams.

Fred Litton is the dean of the UHV School of Education & Human Development. Jane Devick-Fry is the associate dean of the UHV School of Education & Human Development. For more information, visit uhv.edu/edu or email education@uhv.edu.



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