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Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System Collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston is excited to announce that the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS) has collaborated with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (AgriLife) to transfer training certificates taken on their online training platform into TECPDS users accounts. What is Agrilife Learn? AgriLife Learn has… Read more »

Texas School Ready Awarded Grant to Develop Registered Apprenticeship Model

This past Fall the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) was awarded a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to develop a Texas School Ready Registered Apprenticeship Model (RAP). Apprenticeships help employers and job seekers by training teachers for jobs with diverse career paths and promising futures. Apprentices are full-time, paid employees who earn while they… Read more »

Universal Design Principles for Multimodal Representation in Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

Published: December 29, 2022 Publication: Inclusive Practices CLI Author: Keisey Fumero, PhD Abstract: The article demonstrates how to use the multimodal and multisensory representation principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to increase access to storybook reading for diverse groups of preschoolers with extensive support needs (ESN). Storybook reading is an essential part of instruction… Read more »

Stress Reactivity after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Relation with Behavioral Adjustment

Published: November 24, 2022 Publication: Journal of Neurotrauma CLI Authors: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD and Mary R. Prasad, PhD Abstract: Traumatic injury is linked increasingly to alterations in both stress response systems and psychological health. We investigated reactivity of salivary analytes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (cortisol) and autonomic nervous system (salivary alpha amylase, sAA) during a… Read more »

Faculty endowment holders receive medals in recognition of exemplary service

December 16, 2022 | Inside UTHealth Houston | by Meredith Raine CLI Co-Directors Recognized for Combination of Endowments In this season of gratitude and giving, UTHealth Houston celebrated faculty endowment holders and honored the generous benefactors who created those endowments to propel the university’s mission forward. During a luncheon hosted by Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD,… Read more »

CLI Engage Takes an Amazing Voyage to the Cloud

By David Fanucchi When the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at UTHealth Houston created a cost-effective, digital delivery system in 2014 to disseminate early childhood program improvement tools across the state, there was trepidation as to how well the platform would be received among preschool teachers. But a pilot program with Houston ISD, Dallas ISD, and… Read more »

Phonetic Discrimination, Phonological Awareness, and Pre-literacy Skills in Spanish-English Dual Language Preschoolers

Published: February 11, 2021 Publication: Journal of Child Language CLI Author: Sarah Surrain, PhD Abstract: The current study explores variation in phonemic representation among Spanish–English dual language learners (DLLs, n = 60) who were dominant in English or in Spanish. Children were given a phonetic discrimination task with speech sounds that: 1) occur in English… Read more »

Elementary Teachers’ Intervention Fidelity in Relation to Reading and Vocabulary Outcomes for Students at Risk for Reading-Related Disabilities

Published: April 1, 2021 Publication: Journal of Learning Disabilities CLI Author: Cheryl Varghese, PhD Abstract: Teachers’ implementation of differentiated supplemental instruction is critical to help students with or at risk for reading-related disabilities acquire early reading and vocabulary skills. This study represents an initial investigation of whether classroom teachers’ intervention fidelity (exposure, adherence, and quality)… Read more »

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Advanced Science and Mathematics Achievement During Elementary School

Published: November 8, 2022 Publication: Gifted Child Quarterly CLI Author: Yoonkyung Oh, PhD Abstract: We analyzed a population-based cohort (N = 10,922) to investigate the onset and stability of racial and ethnic disparities in advanced (i.e., above the 90th percentile) science and mathematics achievement during elementary school as well as the antecedent, opportunity, and propensity factors that… Read more »