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How does stress affect middle schoolers with emotional and behavioral problems?

Michelle Cumming (Ph.D. in special education, 2016) found that students with these problems had significantly lower executive functioning abilities and thus tended to act out in ineffective ways when under stress.


UF awarded $3.5 million to help improve social, emotional behavior of schoolchildren

UF researchers will study the effectiveness of a promising curriculum to help thousands of kindergarten and first grade students at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.


UF honors Special Ed’s Stephen Smith for mentoring Ph.D. students

Ask University of Florida special education doctoral candidate Donna Pitts to describe Stephen W. Smith, her faculty adviser and supervisor on two federal research grants on which she works as a research assistant, and she can give you two answers. There’s her academic […]


FUTURITY.ORG: Stephen Smith, Ann Daunic

Futurity.org 12-24-12 Stephen Smith, Ann Daunic, Tools for Getting Along Futurity.org reported on the University of Florida’s Tools for Getting Along, a new curriculum aimed at helping at-risk students learn how to control aggressive behavior. Stephen Smith and Ann Daunic, […]


New Fien Professor finding ways to reduce disruptive classroom behavior

Disruptive, anti-social behavior in the classroom—such as openly defying the teacher’s instructions or bullying a classmate—has been a major concern of school systems for years. Studies show the single most common request for assistance from teachers is related to behavior […]