McKay School News

Praising Students in a Classroom Setting Has Big Impact on Their Behavior

Teacher works with student
Photo by Nate Edwards

The number of times a teacher compliments or recognizes a student’s good behavior, compared to how often the…

Mentored Research Conference 2019

The annual McKay School Mentored Research Conference is an opportunity for faculty and students to showcase their research. This year, there were many unique topics ranging from sacred educational spaces to sexual betrayal trauma. There was even a project researching victim, peer, and adult responses to bullying in Harry Potter.

All students were welcome to participate in the…

The Least of These

McKay School master’s graduate Cade Dopp helps education in Ghana through his nonprofit, Educell.

Through faculty mentorship and the drive to make a difference in the world, Cade Dopp has begun a robust educational program in Ghana using technology to teach and tutor underprivileged children.

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 with his team from the David O. McKay School in winter semester of 2017, Dopp set out to make a difference in Dabanyin, a…

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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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.