Annie Doan, a second year graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program participated in an exciting event recently. Fellow students from cohorts 4 and 5 volunteered at the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County’s annual Buddy Walk this past Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Angels Stadium. As one of Down Syndrome’s Association of Orange County’s (DSAOC) lead volunteers, Annie Doan is thrilled to initiate a partnership with Chapman CSD and DSAOC. She wishes to share the day with those who were unable to attend, so she created a fun video of the event.
The truth about Chapman’s College of Educational Studies PhD program is that it draws from a diverse group of professionals who dedicate their lives to helping others. Over the course of my studies, I have learned from my fellow PhD students, and Elizabeth Zarkos is one of them. Hanaeleh is a non-profit horse rescue in
By Marisol Rexach. This past week I had the amazing opportunity to meet other educators who embody a strong commitment to education. Monday afforded me the privilege of sharing my experiences as a bilingual teacher in the United States. The educators from the Netherlands were curious about our system of education. They appreciated the practical strategies offered and were excited about putting the new information to use in their pre-school classrooms and teacher professional development offerings.
Because of the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program, I have worked with children and adults from various socioeconomic backgrounds–from the wealthy Orange Hills to the less-fortunate Downtown Santa Ana. These experiences have taught me the importance of being flexible, persistent, and confident. Currently, I work with preschoolers and their parents, who are eager to ensure the best for their children who have speech and language delays or disorders.
CES Faculty, Students and Administration Stand and Deliver – The 2012 – 13 academic year seems to be the year for the CES to stand and deliver. As our mission states, “Guided by our values, vision, and guiding principles, the CES commits to develop critical scholarship and skillful leadership that inspires and respects individuals, serves communities, strengthens diversity, and ensures a just society,” the CES once again reaffirmed its position at last April’s AERA meeting in San Francisco, CA. (Read More)
“Embrace the Shake.” The story of an artist whose hand shaking worsened to the point he abandoned his art. His passion was pointillism- that amazing ability to transform small dots, thousands of them, into masterpieces.
By Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student The older I get, the more I am thankful for the little things in life. The fragility of life is becoming more real, and each moment is an opportunity to see how others contribute to the richness of our lives. But I wonder if I have truly
By Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student Out of tragedy comes a lesson. A few weeks back, a fellow co-worker and I were chatting, discussing what we did over the weekend. Hers was a very busy and productive weekend. She told me an all-at-once heartbreaking and heartwarming story of a family
The Department of Justice and teacher unions are opposed to the Louisiana voucher program that allows students to attend private schools using public money. Entitled the Louisiana Scholarship Program, it uses tax dollars to fund private school attendance. Low-income students who attend failing public schools are able to use these vouchers. The Department of Justice
The vision of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) aims to ensure that all “children achieve their best. In school. At home. In life.” The NASP 2013 Annual Convention serves to connect school psychology graduate students and professionals by enhancing their knowledge of the most effective practices. Participating at the NASP 2013 Annual Convention