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At a time when parents may be wary of taking unvaccinated children to a medical facility, the study raises concerns about the possible consequences.
Alexis Ward, a graduate student in the School of Education and Human Development, has been working to improve the lives of people with disabilities ever since she was a kid.
UVA's newest building, the Student Health and Wellness Center, is the new home of the School of Education and Human Development's Department of Kinesiology.
During Hispanic Heritage Month the team of researchers at the UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative is working to highlight the increasing need for diagnostic and support resources for Hispanic families impacted by autism.
Research: Fitness and Physical Activity Appear Superior to Weight Loss for Reducing Risks of Obesity
When it comes to obese individuals getting healthy and reducing mortality risk, increasing physical activity and improving fitness appear to be superior to weight loss.
UVA professors Mazurek and Davis, in partnership with Mary Baldwin University, will lead the new program designed to improve the health and well-being of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Counselor education professor Joseph Williams shares his thoughts on the need for a whole-child approach, the role of school counselors, and how to bring an equity lens to social-emotional learning.
Using a telehealth system called “ECHO,” School of Education and Human Development professors Gail Lovette and Rose Nevill have come up with a way to help the caregivers of children with developmental delays.
UVA education professor Tish Jennings shares how classroom practices that prioritize safety and community can help schools meet students’ needs and get them back on track this school year.
A UVA kinesiology professor explains why the presence of certified athletic trainers significantly affects female collegiate student-athletes’ concussion recovery time.
The iTHRIV Scholars program, launched in 2017, is a cohort-based, mentored career development award for dedicated early career clinical and translational researchers.
Are you considering becoming a K-12 school counselor, but not sure where to begin? Here are four simple steps to get you started.
Three new grants will fund workforce development in data science for young adults with autism, anti-racist teacher education, and a children’s book collection designed for COVID-19 education and support.
In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, the team at STAR reached out to individuals with autism to share their ideas on ways to educate the general community about autism.
Being one with nature has never been easier with UVA’s new “Engaging With Nature for Health and Well-being” course, where students gather weekly for “forest bathing” and invigorating hikes.
Online gaming and social media can offer opportunities for social interactions for autistic teenagers and adults, according to psychology researcher Micah Mazurek.
Four steps to a rewarding, in-demand healthcare profession
January is National Mentoring Month, and researchers at the UVA School of Education and Human Development are contributing to a rapidly growing body of research on how and why effective mentoring works. The School is also home to a number of mentoring programs, including one launched by an undergraduate student. See below to learn more about the many ways that the School is advancing mentoring efforts to support positive youth development.
A statewide partnership aims to build a well-connected network of school mental health professionals by pairing graduate trainees with under-resourced school divisions.