McKay School 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!

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is the people, the people, the people!

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 Language Clinic offers evaluations and treatment services for speech, language, voice, fluency, and aural rehabilitation.…

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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Scientists Getting Closer to Earliest Signs of Autism

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

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Autism Waiver Open 11/17/14–12/7/14

Utah has an autism waiver for Medicaid that allows families to qualify a child for autism for Medicaid (and behavior services), even if the family income does not meet the typical Medicaid criteria. An open enrollment period will be held November 17th to December 7th, 2014. During the open enrollment period we will accept applications online, by mail, or via fax. The application can be found…

Scouts with Autism Get Their Own Troop

The Great Salt Lake Council created a Scout troop specifically for boys with autism in an effort to provide training and boost their self-confidence.

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New Estimates of the Cost of Autism

Researchers estimated the lifetime cost of autism, including lost wages for parents, special education costs, residential facility costs, individual productivity loss, and medical costs to be between $1.4 million and $2.4 million in the US.


Brain Connections Give Clues to Sensory Problems in Autism

Connections that carry signals between two distant brain areas are stronger in people with autism.

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