As part of Texas A&M University’s commitment to its land-grant heritage to provide the population of Texas with a practical education that directly impacts their daily lives, the College of Education and Human Development continues its charge to produce educators to teach and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.
One in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder by age 8, according to a recent study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention – a rate that has risen far above the 2006 estimate of one in 110.
Studies indicate that more than 60 percent of these children are unable to communicate their wants, needs and thoughts verbally.
Once a year, approximately 15 teachers trade their classrooms for space aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution or the Gulf Coast Repository at Texas A&M University.
These educators are selected to participate in the School of Rock, a professional development workshop for science teachers and informal science educators from across the United States and member nations of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). The School of Rock's goal is to give science teachers hands-on research experience they can use to enhance their teaching.
A Texas A&M University program is providing Aggie health and kinesiology majors with invaluable hands-on training for their future careers, while also giving local children with disabilities a venue for exercise and entertainment.
SPLASH, the Texas A&M Special Populations Learn Aquatics with Aggie Students Helping, is a water activity program designed to prepare undergraduate majors in health and kinesiology for working with children with disabilities.
There is no such thing as an innocent bystander. Bullying involves more than just the bully and the victim. It also involves bystanders – those who witness acts of bullying. When a bystander chooses not to intervene, the bully wins.
But why does a bystander choose not to intervene?
Ten years ago, two Texas A&M University colleges joined forces to improve mathematics and science teacher production in Texas. A decade later, they are teaming with one of the state’s biggest names in technological innovation to strengthen their collective commitment to the future of mathematics and science education, one teacher, classroom and school district at a time.
A collaborative partnership between the Texas Autism Collaborative (TAC) at the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University and Easter Seals East Texas is providing local children with autism support services.
The Autism, Assessment, Research and Intervention Clinic (AARIC) was established in June 2011 to serve children, ages 2-5 years, with or suspected of having autism spectrum disorders.
A vision that began as part of a self-directed study at Texas A&M University by Sterling Leija '03 has now served more than 550 children with disabilities throughout Texas.
Leija's vision, Camp LIFE, a fully supported camp for children with disabilities, is now in its seventh year of operation. This Friday, another set of eager campers will embark on a fun-filled weekend at Camp LIFE.
Laura Stough has a passion for preparing responders in disaster situations to provide top-notch care for individuals with disabilities and functional needs. In the wake of the Texas wildfires, that passion hit all too close to home.
Stough, an associate professor of educational psychology at Texas A&M University, got the chance to put her expertise to work in her own backyard, literally. Stough's family property is located in Bastrop County, near the Bastrop County Complex wildfire, which is the largest recorded wildfire in Texas history.
Stereotypes. Conform to them and experience pressure to achieve and sustain. Don't conform and risk suffering from shame or guilt. Either way, stereotypes and unrealistic expectations are harmful to our mental health, says a group of researchers at Texas A&M University.