McKay School in the News

Teaching through Text Messages


Most BYU students celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and parades, but instructional psychology and technology master’s student Cade Dopp spent his July in Ghana with junior high students and cell phones.

After winning the Ballard Center Y Prize Challenge…

Third Annual Kaha Nui Summit Looks Beyond Four-year Degrees


He aha te mea nui o te ao?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

2017 BYU NSSLHA Halloween Carnival Is Scary Fun


How do you get a Jedi, a superhero, and Aladdin all in the same room? Celebrate Halloween! The BYU chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) did just that with the 2017 NSSLHA Halloween Carnival on October 26.

The BYU Speech and…

Scientists Getting Closer to Earliest Signs of Autism


Eyetracking may be able to identify early infant signs of autism.

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More States Moving Forward with Autism Insurance Reform Legislation


Utah Autism insurance reform bill introduced.

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Autism Screening Just Got Better


The MCHAT autism screening tool was updated Dec. 2013 for more precise assessment.

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Earlier Intervention: Autism Treatment for Infants


Encouraging results from a pilot study of a 12-week, parent-delivered autism treatment for infants were announced this week. Parents were coached by therapists to incorporate evidence-based techniques from the Early Start Denver Model of autism treatment with their infants, all of whom were already showing signs of autism in infancy. The study was small (7 infants), so future randomized…

Training Helps Parents Reduce Challenging Autism Behaviors


Intensive training program teaches parents techniques that improve communication and cooperative behavior in children with autism.

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Motor Skills Focus of Early Signs of ASD


Researchers are looking at all areas of development for the earliest signs of autism spectrum disorders in hopes of intervening as early as possible and understanding how autism affects brain development. Early intervention can build skills that otherwise might not develop and can improve outcomes. Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute has been researching what fine and gross…

Utah Valley University Offers New Autism Studies Minor


Students at Utah Valley University can now minor in autism studies.

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