IES Grant Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sarah Douglas,  Dr. Ryan Bowles (HDFS at MSU), and Dr. Josh Plavnick (Special Education at MSU) for their new grant from the Institute for Educational Sciences to develop, evaluate, and revise paraeducators and their supervising special education teachers to support the communication of young children with complex communication needs (CCN). The grant, which provides $1.4 Million in funding from 2018-2022 will address a critical need in the field and builds upon Dr. Douglas’ larger research portfolio focused on state-of-the-art training models for paraeducators.