JGCP also has a long history of providing research training to postdoctoral fellows that has helped individuals become research leaders in early intervention. Since 1983, funding from the US Department of Education (Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) and Office of Special Education Programs) has allowed us to provide support and mentorship to 71 post-doctoral scholars. Many of these past scholars are currently senior special education and early childhood special education researchers at major universities and have directed IES, NIH, and OSEP research centers, institutes, and projects.
Dr. Hacker has evaluated the effectiveness of a training and coaching intervention with typically developing children to implement a strategy to increase the social communication of their sibling who has a disability and uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Dr. Hollins' research and clinical work are focused on training pre-and in-service teachers, evidence-based instructional practices for students with and without disabilities, and school wide positive behavior interventions.