LEADERSPartner(s): Catherine Crowley - Teachers College
LEADERS is an online resource designed for practitioners, educators, and families that provides current research, law and policies, and clinical practice to identify and treat disabilities. A primary focus of the resource is to ensure that children and adolescents who are bilingual, minority, or from lower income homes receive competent services.
The site is being created by Catherine (Cate) Crowley, a distinguished senior lecturer in the program of speech-language pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University in cooperation with the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
The LEADERS site features a media library with educational videos for practitioners and educators that focus on appropriate disability evaluations, cleft palate and cranio-facial issues, and treatment approaches from Dr. Crowley's international work. A resource library includes legal information; relevant research with suggestions on how to apply the findings into clinical practice; resource manuals for specific languages; and analyses of the most widely-used IQ, speech and language, and educational tests. The site also includes Dr. Crowley's recent articles and professional presentations, a glossary, a blog, and a section that responds to questions submitted by site users.
CCNMTL is helping Dr. Crowley develop educational modules for the site and determine how to integrate the project in her classes at Teachers College. In addition, CCNMTL will develop the LEADERS website, film and produce videos for the site, and help collect other site content.Access: Public