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Minkowan Goo presented "The effectiveness of multimedia instruction in teaching individuals with intellectual disabilities grocery shopping skills" at the TASH conference in Washington, DC in December 2014.

Anne Papalia presented "Joining the pack: Including individuals with disabilities in dog related activities" at the TASH conference in Washington, DC in December 2014.

Barb Meier presented "Consensus through Diverse Lenses: Involving Multiple Stakeholders in Interdisciplinary Partnerships" at the TED Conference in Indianapolis in November 2014.

Angela Dalhoe attended "Teaching and Supporting New Behaviors - DPI Two Day Autism Conference" here in Eau Claire in October 2014.

Cathy Thorsen attended the 30th Annual DPI Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership Issues in Wisconsin Dells in October 2014.

Angela Dalhoe attended "Autism Essentials Across the School Day - DPI Two Day Autism Conference" here in Eau Claire in September 2014.Barb Meier presented "iBooks Author: Creating accessible, universally designed instructional materials" at the ISTE Conference 2014 in Atlanta.

Connections 2014 - Page 8There is an article on the Unified Early Childhood program in the latest addition of Connections.

Art Brandt attended the 2014 Sprout Film Festival in New York City in June.

Barb Meier attended co-teaching training in Bloomington, MN in May 2014.

Angela Dalhoe presented "College Life - What Should I Expect?" and "Self-Determination - Skills that Build Success" at the Wisconsin Transition Conference in Wisconsin Dells in February 2014.

Anne Papalia and students Minelee Vang and Emily Nesbitt presented "Hmong ELL Learners with Specific Learning Disabilities: An Analysis of Referral and Eligibility Practices" at the CEC 2014 Annual Convention and Expo in Philadelphia, PA in April. This was a Faculty/Student Research Grant supported by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Barb Meier presented "Bringing Students to Grade Level with the Integration of Assistive Technology" at the LDA 51st Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA in February 2014.

Minkowan Goo and Cathy Thorsen presented "Using Computer-Based Video Instruction to Teach the Location of Grocery Items to Students with Intellectual Disabilities" at the CEC 2014 Annual Convention and Expo in Philadelphia, PA in April.

Anne Papalia attended a Foundations of Reading Test preparation workshop in October 2013 in Milwaukee.

Barb Meier attended Universal Design for Learning in November 2013 in Chippewa Falls.

Minkowan Goo presented "Using CBVI (multimedia) Programs to Teach Students with Intellectual Disabilities Life Skills" at CEC's TED Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in November 2013.

Anne Papalia made a poster presentation "Happy Tails! Implementing Therapy Dog Programs for Children with Disabilities" at the 2013 TASH conference in Chicago, IL, December 2013.

Rose Battalio and Angela Dalhoe presented "Demystifying Reinforcement and Punishment: Additional Support for Future General Education Teachers" at the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders conference in Chicago, IL in September 2013.  Todd Stephens also attended the conference for professional development.

UW-Eau Claire alumnus, Lynne Kohlhepp, wLynne Kohlhepp Photoas presented the Wisconsin Special Services Teacher of the Year award on September 18, 2013. Lynne is a special education teacher at Wausau West High School. Lynne graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1980 with a comprehensive degree in Mental Retardation and Elementary Education. Lynne also received her Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities in 1984. “She is totally dedicated to advance our students’ achievement and success in learning, which is totally what our school district is all about,” Wausau Superintendent Kathleen Williams said. “She takes a personal interest in all of her students, and it shows in the achievement they’re moving forward with. She’s extraordinary.”


Special Education Faculty Receive UW-Eau Claire Awards

  • 1991 Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Vicki Snider
  • 1998 Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Greg Conderman
  • 2001 Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. J. Todd Stephens
  • 2003 Excellence in Scholarship Award, Dr. Vicki Snider
  • 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Rose Battalio
  • 2007 UW-Eau Claire's Nominee for the CASE Outstanding Professor Award, Dr. Vicki Snider