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Hannah Anonson has joined the Center on Early Learning at TRI as an Early Childhood Project Specialist. She will be providing technical service and support to Oregon’s Quality Rating & Improvement System as well as the Central Coordination of the Child Care Resource & Referral System.
Hannah joins us from the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency where she served as a Focused Family Child Care Network Coordinator.
She is a WOU alumni having graduated with a BA in geography with a minor in communication. Hannah has experience as a classroom assistant and substitute teacher at the Corvallis Montessori School.
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TRI/CEL presents OECIC - 2015 FREE Webinars Mar 20, 2015
CEL Spring Symposium 2015 Apr 15, 2015See all Events
From the TRI Blog
Study on decreasing autism symptoms published in time for April’s National Autism Awareness Month
As National Autism Awareness Month approaches in April, a newly published breakthrough study in the peer-reviewed journal Autism Research and Treatment is giving hope and respite to parents of children with autism. This federally funded autism study conducted by the Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University (WOU) confirms previous small scale studies reporting effectiveness of a breakthrough treatment for young children with autism.
On February 16, 2015, just two weeks after her arrival at TRI, I sat down with Dr. Linda McDowell to learn about the woman who now serves as the Director of TRI's Center on Deaf-Blindness (CDB). Housed within the Center on Deaf-Blindness are the Oregon Deaf-Blind Project and the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB). Included in her position as Director of TRI's CDB is the responsibility of serving as Executive Director of NCDB - which coordinates and serves deaf-blind projects in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Island nations.
It was fascinating to learn how she found her passion in the field of Deaf-Blindness.
Part 2 - Assessment Day
By Carol Dennis
Seven hours of oral and written questions, puzzles, and interviews left me exhausted and exhilarated. The morning after, I felt like my brain had run a marathon - buzzing from all the mental gymnastics. Exhausted, exhilarated, and so glad I did it.
The “it” was having myself tested to see if my long-held suspicion that I have a reading disability is true. (See my previous post for more details.) And the answer turns out to be yes and no. I’ll explain that later.
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