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  • Key Funding Bill Moves in U.S. House of Representatives »
    On July 7, the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee reported its proposed fiscal year 2017 bill. The bill funds several federal agencies important to FABBS members, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
  • In speech therapy, what’s best for the bottom line might also be best for kids »
    About 40% of children receiving special education services at school have either a speech-specific diagnosis or a problem like autism that includes speech delays. But speech language pathologists (SLPs) report large caseloads and worry that could compromise the effectiveness of their services. Increasing the number of SLPs sounds like a logical remedy, but it might not be necessary, according to a review of research by Laura Justice, Jessica Logan, Mary Beth Schmitt, and Hui Jiang, in Policy Insights from the Behavioral Sciences. Research on how people process the skills they learn in speech therapy might allow SLPs to reduce the frequency or intensity of their services, the researchers write.
  • FABBS Honors Arthur (Dan) Fisk »
    Susan T. Fiske (Harvard University PhD; honorary doctorates: Université catholique de Louvain-la-neuve, Universiteit Leiden, Universität Basel) investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neuro-scientific levels. Author of over 300 publications and winner of numerous scientific awards, she has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
  • NSF Reauthorization Bill Advances in Senate »
    The long-awaited Senate bill to reauthorize programs at the National Science Foundation and other science agencies was released in late June and greeted with cautious enthusiasm by the science and higher education communities.

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