If children are at risk for reading difficulties, it's easy for them to fall behind given the pace and amount of learning required in school, says Texas A&M University professor Deborah Simmons.
"It's really difficult to catch a moving target, and that's what is happening in the early grades for at-risk students," says Simmons, professor of special education in the College of Education and Human Development. "The curriculum is pretty aggressive, so children who fall behind early...
Capitalizing on videoconferencing and internet opportunities, a Texas A&M University-led team is providing mental health services to rural residents who might not otherwise have such vital assistance because of their remote locations.
The program, called Telehealth, is operated by the Department of Educational Psychology in Texas A&M's College of Education and Human Development in cooperation with other Texas A&M and local government health entities. It is the first...
U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2012 survey of best graduate schools, with the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University placing 24th among public institutions.
Among all education schools, the college ranked 34th.
Several Texas A&M education graduate programs were surveyed. The special education and educational psychology programs, both in Department of Educational Psychology, placed 17th and 14th respectively. The...
As principal of Ben Milam Elementary School in Bryan, Texas, Tracy Spies ’11 has a simple but powerful approach to motivating her students.
“Praise, praise, praise and model, model, model,” she says. “You must praise every little step they take to help them understand that learning is a journey.”
Tracy, who is currently pursuing her doctorate in bilingual education, began teaching in Aldine ISD in 1997 as an elementary bilingual teacher. She became Milam’s assistant principal...
Britny Fowler ’06 helps to shape other people’s lives for the better. And she has a national audience — the Texas A&M University graduate is showing adults how to lose weight and live healthier lives on the TV show “Heavy.”
Britny, who earned her degree in sport management in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, is a physical trainer participating in the A&E television show. Show producers approached her after spotting her on the job at Lifetime Fitness in Austin....
Laura Dean-Mooney ’82 never imagined the positive impact she would have on thousands of lives.
Nor did she imagine the personal tragedy that would eventually lead her to become president of the national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
“As national president, I am the face of MADD,” she says. “I am the victim/survivor that the public sees.”
And Laura is a survivor. In 1991, Laura and her husband Mike, both native Texans, had just moved to Denver with...
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