LSI Projects

Projects

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The work of the Life Span Institute, research, service, training and technical assistance, is accomplished by affiliated Center researchers through projects funded by competitive federal, state, and private grants and contracts.

Project Title Principal Investigator Center Funder
Motor abnormalities and functional brain mechanisms in the autism spectrum disorder Mosconi, Matthew
Educare to School: Documenting School Readiness and Sustaining Results through Collaboration - Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Educare KC and Kansas City, KS Public School District Walker, Dale Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Digital Scholarship: Skinner and Watson Morris, Edward
Strengthening Outcomes for All Learners in Inclusive Settings (SOARS) Kurth, Jennifer Beach Center on Disability
Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Lane, Kathleen Beach Center on Disability
SIS Annual Review Protocol and ASD Validation Thompson, James Beach Center on Disability
Biological Indicators of Trauma in Foster Youth: The Role of Social Support Jackson, Yolanda
Professional Development to Support Teachers' Implementation of a Tiered Model for Promoting Social Development of Infants and Toddlers Bigelow, Kathryn Juniper Gardens Children's Project
TCP SBIR Phase II Basham, James The Center for Research on Learning
MTSS and Self-Determination: Examining the Impact of Tier 1 Supports to Promote Self-Determination and Academic Outcomes for All Students Shogren, Karrie Beach Center on Disability
Supporting Employment through Self-Determination for Young Adults with ASD: A Feasibility Study Dean, Evan Beach Center on Disability
Kansans Can Excel in Math and Science Craig-Hare, Jana The Center for Research on Learning
Synthesis of Carbamathione, a Potential Anti-Alcohol Agent Faiman, Morris
Motor physiology on patients with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and healthy controls Mosconi, Matthew The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
Prenatal DHA and Neurofunctional Development (PANDA) Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
North Mississippi Education Consortium - Early Childhood McCart, Amy The SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center
Monitoring and Evaluating Implementation of the Title V Maternal and Child Health State Action Plan Collie-Akers, Vicki
Validity Studies of the Classroom Code for Interactive Recording of Children's Learning Environments (CIRCLE) (Version 2.0): A Preschool Eco-Behavioral Interaction Measure for Intervention Decision Making Greenwood, Charles Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Development of a Data-based Decision Making System to Support Educators' Promotion of Infants and Toddlers' Cognitive Problem-Solving Skills Buzhardt, Jay Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Clusterin (APOJ) in brain mitochondria Zhao, Liqin
Rural Disparities in Pediatric Obesity: The iAmHealthy Intervention Fleming, Kandace Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Online and Applied Systems for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Parent Training Program Buzhardt, Jay Juniper Gardens Children's Project
The influence of coping strategies and emotion dysregulation on the trajectories of peer victimization during middle childhood: A moderated latent growth curve analysis Fite, Paula
Early Child Maltreatment and Treatment Outcomes Jackson, Yolanda Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center
Statewide Infant-Toddler Specialist Network: KCCTO-KITS Collaboration Lindeman, David The Life Span Institute at Parsons
State benchmarking, healthcare outcomes, and implications for people with disabilities. Hall, Jean
Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project Noonan, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
Evaluating the Outcomes of Kansas Project SEARCH Participants Gross, Judith Beach Center on Disability
Community Living and Supported Decision-Making Wehmeyer, Michael Beach Center on Disability, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
Cognitive and Emotional Processes of Metaphorical Cancer Communications Landau, Mark
Assessing Dietary and Behavioral Predictors of Weight Gain and Obesity using Computerized Adaptive Testing: Development of the E-Health Collaborative Consortium Forbush, Kelsie
Age(ing) As Future - Future-related activities regarding age and aging in cross-cultural perspective Ekerdt, David
Act Early Ambassadors Kemp, Peggy The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Weight Management in Rural Health Clinics Donnelly, Joseph
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living White, Glen Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Evidence-Based Interventions in Juvenile Detention Facilities: The Role of Perceptions of Staff Fite, Paula
TALK Around Town: A Mobile Application to Help Parents Bridge the Word Gap in Community Settings Bigelow, Kathryn Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports: Scaling Up Multi-Tiered System of Supports Statewide Application McCart, Amy The SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center
Redesigning Secondary Courses to Improve Academic Outcomes Related to Higher Standards for Students with Disabilities and Other Underperforming Students Bulgren, Janis The Center for Research on Learning
Kansas Program to Improve the Health of People with Mobility Limitations and Intellectual Disabilities Hall, Jean
Development of a Treatment Decision Model in MS Jarmolowicz, David
Virginia's State Personnel Development Grant Proposal Graner, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
Assessing Self-Determination in the Era of Evidence-Based Practices: The Development and Validation of Student and Adult Measures of Self-Determination Wehmeyer, Michael Beach Center on Disability
AZ College & Career Competency (CCC) Team Training Noonan, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
Educare Schools as a Platform for Bridging the Word Gap Walker, Dale Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Making Words Disappear or Appear: A Neurocognitive and Behavioral Investigation of Effects of Speech Rate on Spoken Word Recognition Viswanathan, Navin
Interactive book reading to accelerate word learning by children with SLI Storkel, Holly Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Johnson County Juvenile Corrections OWPBS Project Kurth, Jennifer Beach Center on Disability
Kansas Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution--Assistive Technology for Kansans Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Kansas Inservice Training Program (KITS) - Infant and Toddler Expansion Lindeman, David The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) Colombo, John Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Kansas MIECHV Program Bigelow, Kathryn Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Kansas SPDG Evaluation 2012-17 Erickson, Amy The Center for Research on Learning
Kansas State Plan for Assistive Technology Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Kansas Telecommunications Access Program and TRS Program Management Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) Wehmeyer, Michael Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
KU Transition to Postsecondary Education for Youth with ID Morningstar, Mary Beach Center on Disability
Low GI Intake and Toddler Cognitive Performance: A Clinical Study Proposal Colombo, John
Mead Johnson Postnatal Supplementation Project: University of Cork Colombo, John Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Measuring Early Communication Development in Children with ASD Brady, Nancy
Implementing Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered Models to Meet Students' Academic, Behavior, and Social Needs: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership Lane, Kathleen Beach Center on Disability
Middle School Class-wide Function-related Intervention Teams (MS CW-FIT): Improving Academic Engagement and Outcomes for Middle School Students Wills, Howard Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Morphosyntactic Abilities of SLI Probands Rice, Mabel Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center
National Technical Assistance Center on Increasing Graduation and Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Careers for Students with Disabilities Morningstar, Mary Beach Center on Disability
National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports IV McCart, Amy The SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center
OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Lane, Kathleen Beach Center on Disability
Identifying and Understanding Benchmarks of Success among Community Health Systems Improvement Initiatives Francisco, Vincent The Center for Community Health and Development
Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Cushing, Christopher
Peer-Mediated AAC Intervention for Children with Autism: Effects on Communication Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Post-Doctoral Research Training Program in Special Education: Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood Greenwood, Charles Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Health for All: Healthy Places that Promote Health Equity among Latinos in Kansas City, KS Collie-Akers, Vicki The Center for Community Health and Development
Evaluation of the BMS Foundation's Together on Diabetes Program Schultz, Jerry The Center for Community Health and Development
Project ASPIRE: Achieving Success in Promoting Readiness for Education and Employment Hall, Jean
Promoting Positive Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disability: A Research Institution-SEA Partnership in Rhode Island Shogren, Karrie Beach Center on Disability
Provide Professional Development and Associated Resources for the Strategic Instruction Model and Content Literacy Continuum Graner, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
Psychosocial stress as a vulnerability factor for problem gambling Jarmolowicz, David
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living White, Glen Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Resilience in Adults with Physical Disabilities Who Are Living in Rural Communities Summers, Jean Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Scaling-Up KSDE TASN Evaluation Erickson, Amy The Center for Research on Learning
Elucidating the Role of Neuroactive Steroids in Tourette Syndrome Bortolato, Marco
Southeast Kansas Respite Care Services (SEKRS) Lindeman, David The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Stepping Up: Sustainable Implementation of Innovations for Student Achievement (SIISA) Smith, Sean The Center for Research on Learning
The Acquisition of Northern Pame Pye, Clifton
Development of a new approach to screening for language impairments Rice, Mabel Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center
The CCS: A Treatment Outcome Measure for Individuals with Severe ID Brady, Nancy Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living Hall, Jean
The Effects of Parenting on the Development and Behavior of FXS Adolescents Warren, Steven
Developing a Research Consortium on Aggression and Drug Abuse Bortolato, Marco
Culturally-Responsive Early Literacy Intervention (CRELI): American Indian/Alaskan Native Gillispie, W.
Cooperative project on dual diagnosis of persons with disabilities Lindeman, David The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Connecting Travelers to Reduce Energy Use in Transportation Reed, Derek
The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training - Phase II Kamps, Debra The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
The Schoolwide Integrated Framework For Transformation Center (SWIFT) Sailor, Wayne The SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center
Tiny K - Infant Toddler Assistive Technology Services Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities Mellard, Daryl The Center for Research on Learning
Training Researchers in Language Impairments Rice, Mabel Child Language Doctoral Program
Trauma exposure, emotion regulation and cognitive skills in early childhood: Prospective and longitudinal examination of the mechanisms of adjustment Jackson, Yolanda
BSCD - Administrative Shell Yr. 5 Rice, Mabel Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center
Behavioral Health Data Collection, Analysis, and Evaluation Watson-Thompson, Jomella The Center for Community Health and Development
Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Schools: Leadership and Access (ACTS) - Kansas City Wegner, Jane
Assisting Medicaid Beneficiaries in Accessing Assistive Technology (ATK) Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Assessing Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) Gross, Judith Beach Center on Disability
ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders Rice, Mabel
Validation of Cognitive Problem-Solving and Movement Infant-Toddler IGDIs for Screening and General Outcome Progress Monitoring Walker, Dale Juniper Gardens Children's Project
ALL-Together In Early Education (ALL-TiEE): Early Childhood Unified Masters Project Horn, Eva
Adapting the Diabetes Prevention Program for a Developing World Context Fleming, Kandace
Active Treatment Training Program Lindeman, David The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Access to Success: Replication and Impact of a Training Program Supporting Post-Secondary Students in Requesting Disability Accommodations Summers, Jean Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Making It Happen: Stepping Up Implementation of IGDI Technology to Improve Data-based Decision Making for Infants and Toddlers with or at-risk for Disabilities Buzhardt, Jay Juniper Gardens Children's Project
A Mobile Web-Based Parenting Intervention to Strengthen Social-Emotional Development of Very Low Birth Weight Infants Baggett, Kathleen Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Project Title Principal Investigator Center Funder
Identifying and Understanding Benchmarks of Success among Community Health Systems Improvement Initiatives Francisco, Vincent The Center for Community Health and Development
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Mosconi, Matthew
Evaluation of High-Risk Pools as an ACA Replacement Strategy Hall, Jean
Diet quality, parental perceptions, and weight gain among adolescents with an intellectual/developmental disability Forbush, Kelsie
The Evidence Games: Collaborative Games Engaging Middle School Students in the Evaluation of Scientific Evidence Bulgren, Janis
Project EAGLE KC Educare Assessment and Evaluation Walker, Dale Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Pediatric HIV/Aids Cohort Study (PHACS) Rice, Mabel
Kansas Medicaid: Evaluating Program Satisfaction, Access to Care, and Unmet Needs of Adults with Serious Mental Illness Hall, Jean
Joint Attention Mediated Learning Intervention for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families Baggett, Kathleen, Baggett, Kathleen
Joint Attention Mediated Learning Intervention for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy, Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy
Evaluation of Learning Forward, Future Ready Middle School Initiative Craig-Hare, Jana The Center for Research on Learning
Dynamic Assessment of Phonemic Awareness and the Alphabetic Principle Saunders, Kathryn The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Community Health Assessment for Wyandotte County Collie-Akers, Vicki The Center for Community Health and Development
Center for Postsecondary Outcomes for Deaf Individuals Shogren, Karrie Beach Center on Disability, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
Autism Training Program Kamps, Debra The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPC) Mobility Assignment Smokowski, Paul
Early Childhood Landscape Analysis Greenwood, Charles Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Weight Management for Adolescents with IDD Donnelly, Joseph
APBS Support Web Development/Maintenance Kurth, Jennifer Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
Aerobic Exercise,Alzheimer's Pathophysiology in Preclinical AD Johnson, David
In-Depth Examination of Diverse Schools with Declining BMIs Collie-Akers, Vicki The Center for Community Health and Development
Investigating Output Modality for a Brain-Computer Interface for Communication Brumberg, Jonathan
Improving Paraprofessionals Instructional and Behavioral Support In Urban Elementary School Settings: A Research Practitioner Partnership Kamps, Debra Juniper Gardens Children's Project
NC CLC Project-Swain County Schools Graner, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
NC CLC Project-Johnston County Schools Graner, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
NC CLC Project-Cabarrus County Schools Graner, Patricia The Center for Research on Learning
Novato Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth Coalition Evaluation Plan Schultz, Jerry The Center for Community Health and Development
I-CONNECT PLUS: Enhancing Community Participation for Adolescents and Adults with ASD Using Online Instruction, Coaching, and Accessible Self-Management Technologies Kamps, Debra Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Supported Decision-Making Technical Assistance and Resource Center Wehmeyer, Michael Beach Center on Disability
Examining how exposure to metaphorical framing influences attitudes toward sociopolitical issues Landau, Mark Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
Evaluating control of commercial AAC devices via brain-computer interface by individuals with neuromotor deficits Brumberg, Jonathan Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Equipment Exchange: Increasing Access to Durable Medical Equipment Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Project Engage: Building Parents' Capacity to Improve Child Language Outcomes Bigelow, Kathryn Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Prosody in Congenital and Acquired Dysarthria Brumberg, Jonathan
Role of 5-alpha reductase 2 and androgens in Tourette Syndrome Bortolato, Marco
Secondary/Transition Communities of Practice Morningstar, Mary Beach Center on Disability
Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Scientific Argumentation Ellis, James The Center for Research on Learning
Shawnee County Juvenile Corrections OW-PBS Project Kurth, Jennifer Beach Center on Disability
Education Training with Fire Fighters and the Deaf Community Sack, Sara The Life Span Institute at Parsons
Early Childhood Maltreatment and Treatment Outcomes Jackson, Yolanda
Studying Community Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity Fawcett, Stephen The Center for Community Health and Development
DHA Supplementation and Pregnancy Outcomes Colombo, John Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
The effects of online decision making support for home visitors using an RTI approach to promoting the language development of at-risk infants and toddlers Buzhardt, Jay Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Creating Healthy Places and Spaces to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living Among Latinos in Kansas City, Kansas Collie-Akers, Vicki The Center for Community Health and Development
Bridging the Word Gap Research Network Carta, Judith Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Twins and Singletons with Specific Language Impairments Rice, Mabel Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center, Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Vermont MTSS Secondary Transition Academy Erickson, Amy The Center for Research on Learning
Weight Loss and Maintenance for Individuals with IDD Donnelly, Joseph
Adaptation and Validation of a Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument Harvey, Susan The Center for Research on Learning
A Multi-Site Efficacy Trial of the Class-wide Function-related Intervention Teams "CW-FIT": A Research to Practice Agency for Students with and At Risk for EBD Wills, Howard Juniper Gardens Children's Project
A Randomized Trial of Recommendations for Exercise to Prevent Weight Regain Donnelly, Joseph
Identifying the Social Determinants of Disparities in Advance Care Planning between White and African-American Older Adults Baker, Tamara
Sensory physiology in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Mosconi, Matthew The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training