Donation from Emma Eccles Jones Foundation promotes Early Childhood Education
Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center Building

Donation from Emma Eccles Jones Foundation promotes Early Childhood Education

“The building’s unique design and common spaces will provide our world-class faculty unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.”

—Dr. Beth Foley

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CARE Project Workshop
CARE Project Workshop

CARE Project Workshop

Two workshops held, October 2-3, 2015, in English and Spanish, addressed the emotional journey parents experience when they have a child identified with hearing loss.

78 professionals and graduate students in audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education, as well as parents and extended family members attended.

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USU Students Complete 11th "Mission from the hEARt" in Costa Rica
Mission from the hEARt participants, Costa Rica

USU Students Complete 11th "Mission from the hEARt" in Costa Rica

On May 3, 2015, USU students embarked on their 11th "Mission from the hEARt" in Costa Rica providing hearing tests to approximately 450 individuals and fit over 60 with hearing aids.

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Investigating Neural Activity Before and After Concussion
a NIRS study participant wearing the brain imaging equipment

Investigating Neural Activity Before and After Concussion

At Utah State University’s Learning, Education, & Auditory Processing (LEAP) Brain Imaging Laboratory, Dr. Ron Gillam and Nick Wan, a doctoral student, have begun to study the short-term effects of concussions using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

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Sound Beginnings Family Education and Support Group receives award from Select Health
a Sound Beginnings teacher and student learning and playing together with cards

Sound Beginnings Family Education and Support Group receives award from Select Health

Every year Select Health identifies 25 programs in Utah who are making “a healthy difference in our communities.” These Select 25 programs are identified based on their success in encouraging healthy behaviors and/or serving populations with special needs.

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The Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center (EEJ ECERC) was opened in 2010 to bring together scientists and educators at Utah State University who focus on research and services related to early childhood education, elementary education, psychology, communicative disorders, deaf education, family and human development, and special education. The Center fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among EEJ ECERC faculty and staff and the Edith Bowen Laboratory School, other departments at Utah State University and other universities in Utah, the Utah State Office of Education, and school districts and parent organizations throughout the state.