Category: Neag in the Media

AUDIO: Top of Mind With Julie Rose

October 28, 2019

It gets harder and harder to treat dyslexia in children with every year that passes after preschool. Problem is, most kids don’t get diagnosed until they’re around 8 years old. Dyslexia particularly hard to detect in English-speakers, and teachers usually only recognize it once a child fails. That’s why researchers from three universities got together to make an app that will help teachers detect dyslexia in kids at an earlier age.


Second Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health

October 25, 2019

On October 23, 2019, CSCH cosponsored and hosted the Symposium on Trauma-Informed School Mental Health 2.0.” Approximately 70 school, behavioral health, community, and research leaders from across the state gathered at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs to discuss school and community responses to childhood trauma and how to align work around trauma-informed schools in Connecticut.

There’s More to College Prep Than Academics

October 24, 2019

“Colleges place significant weight on a student’s grade point average, class rank, and standardized test scores in the admissions process,” says Clewison Challenger. “For decades, these measures have informed how K-12 schools design curricula and counsel students on college readiness. Yet grades and SAT results alone are ineffective predictors of students’ college success.”

Only One Woman on a List of America’s Most Innovative Leaders? Really?

October 16, 2019

When you think of the word “creativity,” do you associate it primarily with women or with men? Do you shout out “Sistine Chapel” or “quilts”? Do you point toward the flash card showing a lone man with a light bulb over his head, or do you choose the one depicting a group of laughing women gathered at a table? Do you see a woman writing a book, a man designing a suit, a woman discovering a new galaxy or a man dancing?

Fresh Talk: 10 Lessons I Learned From My Students

October 16, 2019

“As a graduate student in education who is placed in an internship in East Hartford, I am preparing for a career teaching such things as reading and math,” says Isaballa Horan. “But teaching goes both ways, and in many instances, my students have taught me far more than I have taught them.”

Students attending mental health panel

Why You Should Seek Help With Mental Health

October 14, 2019

USG and Student Health and Wellness held a panel about college mental health Thursday in honor of World Mental Health Day. The four panelists — mental health professionals Dr. Sarah Ketchen Lipson and Dr. Clewiston Challenger and UConn students Kanu Caplash and Jovanni Vicenty — came together to give different perspectives and levels of expertise to discuss the topic.

App Endgame: Detect Dyslexia Earlier

October 7, 2019

Dyslexia makes reading a struggle for millions of people, but the learning disability is rarely diagnosed before age seven. Now, a team of educators and scientists led by UConn professors has made a game-like app that could help teachers identify younger kids at risk.