DI research fellows competition announced

The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI), which is a not-for-profit organization that supports efforts to implement Direct Instruction (i.e., “big DI”) the right way, is continuing its on-going competition for fellowships to conduct research on DI. The fellowships provide a stipend as well as additional support (e.g., training) to researchers at the masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral level. Learn more by downloading the accompanying flier (it’s clickable) or going directly to the NIFDI Web site or the page about the fellowships itself.

NIFDI flier

IDA funding research projects

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) announced a two-pronged effort to promote research about multisensory structured-language reading instruction. In one part of the effort, IDA seeks to raise funds from corporations, organizations, and interested individuals in support of research efforts; essentially, it seems, IDA is creating a fund that will be used to support research activities. In the other part of the effort, and a slightly surprisingly candid one, IDA is expressly calling for tests of whether multisensory structured-language reading instruction is as effective as its supporters presume that it is.
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RIF funding opportunity

Reading is Fundamental, the US nonprofit organization devoted to promoting reading and literacy, is soliciting proposals from university graduate students who would be willing to help conduct some research. The student who receives the award must analyze data and write a report of a study being conducted at Brooklyn (NY, US) Public Library. The study is to investigate the feasibility and impact of providing audio books to children with reading and developmental disabilities.

Upon completion of the project, the grantee will receive $3,000 in compensation. Digital media and special education majors are encouraged to apply. Proposals are due March 26. Direct questions to Patricia Oholeguy at 202.536.3476 or poholeguy [at] rif [dot] org. Learn more about RIF. Download a copy of the RFP.

Child and Adolescent Conference

International Child & Adolescent Conference XIV
November 6-8, 2008
Minneapolis, MN

Session Proposals Invited-Deadline extended to September 15

Colleagues and Friends:

The Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents and co-sponsors, the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), are pleased to present the biennial International Child and Adolescent Conference XIV on November 6-8, 2008 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport-Mall of America Hotel. The conference theme is zxcvDecoding RTI-PBS-EBD to Improve Learning and Social Outcomes for Students.

This event will feature keynote addresses, in-depth workshops and topical strands. The conference is a transdisciplinary forum for individuals from education, mental health, juvenile justice and related fields to share information on effective interventions and programs for challenging children and youth.

Proposal deadline has been extended to September 15, 2008.

We are seeking proposals for a wide variety of presentations surrounding this theme from practitioners, administrators, researchers, trainers, advocates, parents, students and others who work in or with education, mental health, juvenile justice or related fields. You are invited to submit a proposal and participate in the program. Topical strands include: .Assessment/RTI * Autism Spectrum. Behavioral/Clinical Interventions * Coaching/mentoring/professional training * Community/Interagency Services * Curriculum and Instruction – Academic * Curriculum and Instruction – Social Development * Diversity and Culture * Families * Gender-specific Interventions * Hospital/Residential Services * Inclusion Services in General Education * Juvenile Justice/Secure Settings * Law/Policy/Research * Mental Health. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) * Transition

  • All proposals must be submitted on line at our website, www.behavioralinstitute.org
  • Click the conference logo on the home page and complete the requested information. Please note:
  • All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference. BICA is unable to offer either an honorarium or a waiver of registration fees to program presenters. Presenters will be eligible for discounted registration rates. Your proposal is an acknowledgement of this requirement.
  • Acceptance of a proposal does not imply approval or support by BICA, its employees or Board of Directors or co-sponsoring organizations.

See the website for additional information about registration, lodging, program and exhibiting opportunities.