Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Ongoing Research Projects


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  1. Australia Early Home Learning Project - Buzhardt
  2. Translating Effective Maltreatment Intervention into the Community - Healthy Infant - Baggett
  3.  Experimental Evaluation of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) - Training Program Using Video Conferencing for Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorders Oasis Telemedicine - Buzhardt
  4. Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Home Visiting Program - Bigelow
  5. Technical Assistance Center on Social-Emotional Interventions for Young Children TACSEI - Carta
  6. Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood - Model Dem Center Website - Walker
  7. Talk, Read, Play: Impact of A Collaborative Informational Campaign - Talk, Read, Play - Walker
  8. Peer Networks Intervention: Improving Social-Communication, Literacy, and Adaptive Behaviors for Young Children with ASD - Peer Networks - Kamps
  9. Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Interventions for Improving Social-Emotional Outcomes for Infants in Child Care - Teacher Net - Baggett
  10. Development of a Three-tiered Model in Early Intervention Address Language and Literacy Needs of Children at Risk - Nebraska 3-Tier - Carta
  11. Center for Response to Intervention (Rtl) in Early Childhood - CRTIEC website - Greenwood
  12. National Research and Development Center on Serious Behavior Disorders at the Secondary Level - CARS - Wills
  13. Professional Development that is Systemic, focused on Teacher growth, incorporates Coaching, collaboration, cohorts, and increased Knowledge to create Student Success  - STICKS - Linas
  14. Project Eagle Community Programs: Health Families Wyandotte County - Healthy Families - Baggett
  15. Autism Training Program Autism Training (ATP) - Heitzman-Powell Website
  16. Project EAGLE Early Head Start Expansion Educare Evaluation - BOUNCE Evaluation -  Atwater
  17. Joint Attention Mediated Learning Intervention for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families Joint Attention (JAML)-  Baggett
  18. A Web-Based Professional Development Program for Child Care Providers - Provider Net (Child Care Grant) - Baggett
  19. II-Connect: Solutions for Self-management and Support Connections for High School Students with Learning or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders -
    I-CONNECT - Wills
  20. Phase 2: Effectiveness of Mobile EBASS Classroom CIRCLE - EBASS 2 - Greenwood
  21. Development of a Distance Mentorship Program to Improve Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness - DMP - Summers/Buzhardt
  22. Postdoctoral Special Education Research Training in Urban Communities: A Research to Practice Model - POST DOC Researchers Kamps
  23. Web-based Parenting intervention for Mothers of Infants At-Risk Maltreatment - Baby Net - Baggett
  24. Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education: Response to Intervention (Rtl) in Early Childhood -  Post Doc -Greenwood
  25. A Multi-Site Efficacy Trial of the Class-wide Function-related intervention Teams (“CW-FIT”): A Research to Practice Agenda for Students with and At Risk for EBD - CW-FIT Cross site - Wills
  26. The effects of online decision making support (the MOD) for home visitors using an RTI approach to promoting the language development of at-risk infants and toddlers - The MOD - Buzhardt
  27. Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training - K-CART- Kamps

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Job Opportunities
  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in teh use of the intervention, among other activities. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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