University of Iowa

Tagged with "special education"

2/18/2015

UI, China partnership fulfills special education demand

When a parent of a child with autism in China attempts to take his or her child to a public school, chances are they’ll be turned away. The UI's Youjia Hua and two other faculty members from other institutions have created the first-ever course sequence training Chinese educators and parents to be Assistant Behavior Analysts (ABA) certified. It's a systematic way of approaching students with disabilities. “There is a law in China that every child has a right to an education, but it’s a toothless tiger — no one enforces it.”
Youjia Hua
9/24/2014

Professor creates special education program

Youjia Hua is changing the lives of both educators and parents in China, but he teaches from the University of Iowa. Hua, a UI associate professor of education, was awarded a Strategic Global Initiatives Award, which gave him $10,000 to develop a class sequence to teach classes for special-education teachers and parents of children with disabilities about behavior analysis.