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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.

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.”


Photo of Minkowan GooWelcome Minkowan Goo to our faculty!




Photo of Barb MeierWelcome Barb Meier to our faculty!




Rose Battalio and Angela Dalhoe will present at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) conference in Chicago, IL in late September.

Best wishes to Steve Dempsey and Joe Morin who retired.  They will be missed!

Congratulations to Samantha Yozamp who received a student scholarship from the Wisconsin State Reading Association for her interest in and dedication to literacy.

Cathy Thorsen made two presentations at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, HI in January 2013.

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