Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

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

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Assistant Researcher: We are seeking a part-time to full-time Assistant Researcher for a research project that focuses on developing and implementing a coaching model for an elementary classroom management intervention. Approximately 4 school districts and 20 elementary schools with students at risk for school failure will participate in the project and contribute to the development of the program. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Graduate Research Assistant: We are seeking 1-3 graduate research assistant(s) with studies or background in applied behavioral science, special education, psychology, school psychology or related field. The primary purpose of this project is to support high-needs elementary students with the CW-FIT Program (a classroom management intervention) while building for scale and sustainability by developing a district coaching model. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a Quantitative Postdoctoral Researcher with experience that will enable them to conduct high quality behavioral, educational, and special education research in childhood settings. The goal of the training program is to prepare quantitative researchers with the collaborative and methodological skills necessary to conduct next generation of research. For more information and to apply go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdocotral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Research Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers interested in developing expertise in carrying out community-engaged research to develop and implement evidence-based practices focused on early intervention, early care, and early education settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (100% FTE), 2 years, research-dedicated fellowship.  For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
Training Opportunities
  • We will be offering a TPITOS certification training workshop in Kansas City, Kansas at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project on January 30-31, 2020.​ The TPITOS™ is a tool for ensuring that infant–toddler teachers are implementing the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children with fidelity. Email for more information or register for the workshop by clicking the link.
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