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Adolescence Can Help Unlock Autism Diagnosis in Girls

A Curry School researcher is working on a study aimed at improving the social skills of teen girls with autism, who tend to be diagnosed later than boys.

 

Back-to-School Recommendations to Boost Students’ and Teachers’ Well-being

Curry professor Michael Lyons served on a statewide task force focused on supporting the social and emotional well-being of students, school staff, families and communities.

 

How Two Professors Helped Secure Flint Water Crisis Settlement

Education professors Gail Lovette and Bill Therrien played large roles in this week’s Flint water crisis lawsuit settlement, which provided at least $9 million for special education funding.

 

Q&A: Why Supporting K-12 School Counselors is as Vital as Ever

The Curry School's Julia Taylor joins UVA colleague Spencer Shanholtz to explain why school counselors at the K-12 level play such a vital role, and why it is vital to continue supporting them during these budget-pinching times.

 

How to Safely Resume Exercise in the Summer Heat – Amid a Global Pandemic

Kinesiology professors Jason Allen and Arthur Weltman provide some tips for returning to exercise during the hot summer months.

 

Professor Joe Hart points to a projection of 3D renderings of leg muscles

Muscle by Muscle, This UVA Startup Company is Revolutionizing Sports Medicine and Beyond

Three UVA professors, including the Curry School's Joe Hart, aim to transform sports medicine and how the world views human muscle by turning MRI data into 3-D reports that can better treat a wide range of muscle conditions.

 

Class of 2020: Claire Janek

Claire Janek wasn’t afraid to try new things during her time on Grounds, a mentality that will continue after she graduates from the Curry School and heads to Africa.

 

Peter Tuerk

Q&A: Mental Health Treatment in the Time of Coronavirus

Peter Tuerk, director of the Curry School’s Sheila Johnson Center and a leading expert on telehealth in clinical psychology, shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has changed how we treat mental health.

 

How A Ten-Minute ‘Reset’ May Make a Huge Difference for Kids At Home

Researchers at the Curry School believe a simple relationship-building technique designed for classrooms can make a positive impact for families social distancing at home. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.)

 

Five Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Through the Coronavirus Outbreak

UVA professor Tish Jennings helps teachers and students use mindful practices to reduce stress. Here, she shares reasons why these techniques are valuable to everyone – especially when times are stressful or scary.

 

Tips and Resources for Families Living with Autism

The Curry School’s STAR team is committed to partnering with individuals and families with autism spectrum disorder, who are particularly hard hit by the closing of schools and suspension of therapies that involve close contact.

 

Why Diet and Exercise Deserve Our Attention Right Now

Kinesiology faculty members explain why paying attention to our physical wellbeing is important right now and offer tips for maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routines.

 

Physician shoulder with a stethoscope

Research Reduces Barriers Medical Providers Face in Treating Children with Autism

The study offers promising insight into improving care for children with autism, a population that has increased consistently over the last decade.

 

UVA professors Joanna Williams, Richard Bonnie and Nancy Deutsch

Is Your Adolescent Getting Enough Sleep? 3 Things Every Parent Should Know

Social, academic and biological pressures are just a few of the factors that are pushing adolescents to go bed later and later, according to Curry School professor Joanna Lee Williams.

 

Julia Taylor

Graduate Counseling Students Get a Lesson in Advocacy

Last week, students in the Curry School's school counseling master’s program traveled to Richmond to meet with legislators, network with future colleagues and advocate for their profession.

 

$12.4M in Funding Awarded to CASTL Researchers in 2019

In 2019, CASTL faculty received a total of $12.4 million in new grant funding to research a range of topics spanning early childhood to postsecondary education.

 

UVA Researcher Helps Develop Growth Mindset Program That Works in the ‘Real World’

Associate Professor of Education Chris Hulleman helped develop a new, free resource aimed to improve student learning and achievement through growth mindset.

 

5 Tips to Help You Through Your Exams

Feeling stressed out, anxious or a little nervous about final exams? Karen Inkelas, an associate professor at UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, has some advice.

 

Q&A: What Parents Need to Know About Sports-Related Concussions

Jacob Resch, an assistant professor of kinesiology, is working with the schools of Engineering and Medicine on a cell phone application that may be able to detect concussions.

 

UVA Launches New Resource Site to Serve Autism Community

UVA’s one-of-a-kind database, Autism DRIVE, combines information on current research and evidence-based resources available across the state.

 

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