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Learning disabilities group honors UF Special Ed grad

David Allsopp UF Special Education alumnus David Allsopp (MEd ’90, Specific Learning Disabilities; PhD, ’95, Special Education), has been named the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year by the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). The national award is given each year to […]


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

Educators have long known that adolescents with emotional and behavior disorders have trouble dealing with stress. But research has been lacking in how middle school-age kids with behavior problems and poor “executive functioning” skills respond to stressful situations at school, […]


The Conversation, The Huffington Post: What do special educators need to succeed?

The Conversation and The Huffington Post What do special educators need to succeed? March 11, 2016 Two recent graduates of the College of Education’s top-rated special education program say schools need to provide far more support to combat the high […]


School psychology alum receives Outstanding Graduate Leadership Award

Jason Gallant, who earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in school psychology from UF’s College of Education, has been given the college’s 2014 Outstanding Graduate Leadership Award. Among numerous achievements, he was recognized for tripling the number of families served […]


Special Education Doctoral Alum Recipient of The OUTA Award

University of Florida’s Special Education Alum, Dr. David Hoppey, has been named one of the recipients of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (OUTA) at the University of South Florida where he is currently an assistant professor. Dr. Hoppey acknowledges the […]


School Psychology Alum New Chief Psychologist at Boys Town in Orlando

Things have come full circle for Dr. Jason Gallant, the Chief Psychologist at Boys Town Central Florida’s brand new Behavioral Health Clinic. “To say that this is a dream come true would be an understatement,” says the Florida native. Influenced […]