Project Convey: Cross-campus team awarded $1.25 million for special education cohort

Breaking down the silos of public and higher education for the benefit of learners with disabilities with high intensity needs is the mission behind a new East Carolina University graduate cohort involving multiple colleges. Project CONVEY (Collaborating to Overcome Needs by improving the Voice of Exceptional Youth) is funded by a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for this mission. The project involves faculty from the ECU College of Education Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology, and the College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

“Our goal is to prepare graduate students to be K-12 professionals working with learners with disabilities within their specialties … but also be prepared to collaborate across disciplines,” said Dr. Sandra Warren, a professor in the College of Education Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, and principal investigator.”

Project CONVEY will support four cohorts during the five-year span of the grant. Each cohort will consist of 12 graduate students — six from special education, three from psychology, and three from speech-language pathology (CSDI).

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Originally published June 28, 2018. Written by Cole Dittmer.

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