Alumni Updates: Sept. 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

— Salena Babb, who recently received a doctorate in special education from the College of Education, was the lead author for a new paper, “The effects of social skill interventions for adolescents with autism: A meta-analysis on social skills interventions for adolescents on the autism spectrum.” 

— Henry Brzycki, who received his doctorate from the College of Education and is now president at The Brzycki Group and The Center for The Self in The Schools in State College, Pennsylvania, wrote a piece for SmartBrief, "Opinion: Well-being pods benefit children," that was published Sept. 9.

— In September, Courtney Dexter, a Penn State special education  graduate and currently an inclusion teacher in Dallas Independent School District and an adjunct faculty member at Southern Methodist University, and Charlie Hughes, professor emeritus of special education, developed and presented two webinars offered through the International Council for Exceptional Children, the largest special education professional organization in the world. These webinars are part of a new series focusing on identified “High Leverage Practices” considered critical for all teachers providing instruction for individuals with disabilities.

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Last Updated September 25, 2020