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Technology Innovation Development & Research (TIDR) Lab


The following are current and past projects that have included expertise from one or more members of the TIDR Lab. TIDR Lab support for these projects involves a range of activities, including website development and support, design and maintenance of local research databases, and application design, usability testing, engineering and deployment.

  1. Family TIES: Development of a Mobile App to Promote Parent-Teacher Engagement in Early Childhood Education
  2. Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood - Model Dem Center
  3. The effects of online decision making support (the MOD) for home visitors using an RTI approach with at-risk infants and toddlers
  4. Project Engage: Building Parents' Capacity to Improve Child Language Outcomes
  5. Australia Early Home Learning Project
  6. Talk, Read, Play: Impact of A Collaborative Informational Campaign - Talk, Read, Play
  7. Including Parents in Functional Analyses of Problem Behavior
  8. Preventing Child Maltreatment through a Cellar Phone Technology-based Parent Program
  9. Web-based Parenting intervention for Mothers of Infants At-Risk Maltreatment - Baby Net
  10. Center for Response to Intervention (Rtl) in Early Childhood - CRTIEC website
  11. Increasing Preschool Teachers Literacy Focus
  12. Development of a Three-tiered Model in Early Intervention Address Language and Literacy Needs of Children at Risk - Nebraska 3-Tier
  13. Peer Networks Intervention: Improving Social-Communication, Literacy, and Adaptive Behaviors for Young Children with ASD - Peer Networks
  14. I-Connect: Solutions for Self-management and Support Connections for High School Students with Learning or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  15. 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
  16. Development of the Distant Mentorship Program to Improve Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness
  17. Examination of the Use of Spanish Version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  18. Experimental Evaluation of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program with Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Oasis Telemedicine
  19. Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training – K-Cart
  20. Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
  21. Development of Professional Development that STICKS
  22. Technical Assistance Center for Social-Emotional Interventions for Young Children
  23. Kansas Maternal, Infant, and Earl Childhood Home Visiting Program
  24. National Research and Development Center on Serious Behavior Disorders at the Secondary Level
  25. Project EAGLE Early Head Start Expansion Educare Evaluation
  26. Web-based Professional Development Program for Child Care Providers
  27. Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Progress Monitoring to Individualize Teaching Practices
  28. Post-doctoral Research Program in Special Education Response to Intervention (Rtl) in Early Childhood
  29. Postdoctoral Special Education Research Training in Urban Communities: A Research to Practice Model

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  • Lead Application Developer/Research Engineer: We are seeking a full-stack Application Developer to lead development of single-page web applications, as well as maintain, troubleshoot and improve applications already in production. Existing applications at JGCP include learning management systems, web apps that help manage and report child outcomes to guide teacher’s instructional decisions, and mobile apps to support parent-teacher communication and student self-management. As a member of JGCP’s Technology Innovation, Development & Research (TIDR) lab, the developer will gain experience across multiple research projects. Review of applications will begin Sept 18, 2018 and continue until position is filled. For more information and how to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Postdoctoral Researchers (Early Intervention): Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting 2 postdoctoral researchers interested in developing expertise in designing, implementing and disseminating research carried out while developing evidence-based practices with community partners focused on early intervention, early care, and early education settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (100% FTE), 2 years, research-dedicated fellowship. Postdoctoral researchers will learn and develop new advances in the prevention and intervention of learning and behavior problems in young children. For more information and to apply online, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Student Hourly (Data Collectors): Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking 4-10 student hourly employees who 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, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply online, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Assistant/Associate Research Professor - Statistician: The KU Life Span Institute at Juniper Gardens is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Research Professor with statistical skills to work in a team environment on a range of educational and applied research projects. For more information and to apply, click here.  KU is an EO/AAE
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