Tuesday, February 14, 2017
UNT offering low-cost autism services
DENTON (UNT), Texas - The Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas is offering low-cost autism services to local families.
A $167,000 grant, awarded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Children’s Autism Program, is allowing the center to serve up to 28 families per year who otherwise could not afford the cost of intensive autism treatment. So far, the center has used $66,000 of the grant, helping 14 families.
“Thanks to this program we have already impacted the lives of many children who otherwise wouldn’t...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Temple Grandin to speak at UNT sponsored event in Dallas April 13
The University of North Texas and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.) will present prominent autism activist Temple Grandin April 13 (Thursday) in Dallas.
“+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin” will begin at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. The lecture is open to anyone with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, including educators, parents and health practitioners. Tickets are $20, and pre-registration is highly encouraged as the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds will support UNT’s work in autism...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
UNT faculty to create auditory processing training model for children and young adults with autism
DENTON (UNT), Texas — While concentrating on a classroom lesson or assignment, most elementary and secondary school students have learned to filter out typical background noise, such as other students walking by the classroom door or sounds from outside. But students with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulty with auditory filtering — the ability to process speech, complete tasks and function in the presence of background noise.
Erin Schafer, associate professor in the University of North Texas’ Department of Audiology and...
Monday, December 12, 2016
UNT police employee wins state award
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Support from teachers, each other helps students from foster care succeed in college
DENTON (UNT), Texas — José Whitten is preparing to graduate from the University of North Texas this month with a biological sciences degree, which he believes will prepare him for medical school.
He came to UNT via a Terry Foundation Scholarship, which pays for tuition and other expenses for students with academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential. Despite his achievements...
Monday, December 5, 2016
President Obama websites preserved as part of UNT collaboration
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, President Obama-era federal websites will find a new home at the University of North Texas.
Called the End of Term Archive, the collection is an archive of past White House websites collected every four years by UNT Libraries, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Students to visit sites of true crimes, executions, trials during UNT study abroad
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas professor Peter Johnstone went on his first trip to another country at age 8, when he traveled from his native London to Lourdes, France, with other students from his Catholic school. He loved experiencing another culture so much that he went on the same trip the following year and, at age 13, went on a school trip to the Soviet Union. Many other trips later, Johnstone met his Parisian wife, Christine Pincemin, when both were on a study abroad trip.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Teachers turning to social media for learning and support
DENTON, Texas (UNT) - New research from a University of North Texas learning technologies professor found social media may be the way for struggling teachers to get the help they need.
“Twitter could be a life or career saver if you can join up with the right group and can even help with burnout,” said Scott Warren, associate professor of learning technologies.
Warren began his career as a middle school teacher in a lower economic school district where he struggled to learn how to communicate with the students. His difficult time was the basis of his research into how social...
Friday, September 30, 2016
Domestic Violence Awareness Month events at UNT and in Denton aim to educate, raise awareness
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas and Denton County Friends of the Family will host a variety of events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October. The events aim to raise awareness and bring together those on campus and throughout the community who want to end relationship violence. The full calendar of events is available online.
Resource Fair and Clothesline...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Denton community to learn about aphasia at UNT Speech and Hearing Center's walkathon Oct. 16