More than 500 Head Start pre-schoolers across nine West Alabama counties and their families will directly benefit from a $2.2 million grant awarded to a group of University of Alabama faculty members.
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Dr. John Lochman, professor and Saxon Chair of Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, is leading a nationwide team that will spend the next five years studying the effects of degree of exposure to the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa on 360 children and their families.
Dr. Randy Salekin, professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, and his team have developed a system that combines science education, technology and positive psychology, as well as positive reinforcement, that he says has been more effective than typical methods at reaching troubled youth at an Alabama Department of Youth Services’ facility.
Summer time can often be a free-for-all when it comes to children and their eating habits, said one University of Alabama nutrition expert. There are, however, several things parents can do to help make meal times fun — and nutritious.
The Alabama Center for the Book, part of The University of Alabama Libraries, invites young readers in grades four to 10 to enter the 21st Annual Letters About Literature letter-writing competition.
Comprehensive prenatal care can decrease the rate of low birth weights, according to a study led by Dr. Yasmin Neggers, a University of Alabama researcher and professor of human nutrition and hospitality management.
The University of Alabama’s RISE Program will hold its annual commencement ceremony Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at the Stallings Center on the UA campus. The graduating class includes six-year-old Emma Collins, who will walk across the stage to get her diploma in spite of having cerebral palsy and being told she would never walk.
Thirteen expectant families who have been working with Baby TALK, a University of Alabama-based community engagement program building parent-infant relationships, will be presented with a handmade quilt Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at Maude L. Whatley Health Center, 2731 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Tuscaloosa.
University of Alabama researcher Dr. Yasmin Neggers, a professor of human nutrition and hospitality management, found a possible lipid metabolism disorder in children with autism.
University of Alabama’s Camp Cash, a two-week, weekday program beginning Monday, June 13 and concluding Friday, June 24, teaches the importance of money management and budgeting.