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UVa researchers get fed research grant

Tuesday - 7/3/2012, 11:58am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia researchers are working to develop a way to help preschool teachers address students with challenging behaviors.

The Charlottesville school says researchers have received a new three-year, $1.27 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences.

The grant is being used to develop a method of consultation to help the teachers observe children with challenging behaviors and choose evidence-based strategies to meet their needs.

They will develop the methods over the next three years in connection with researchers at the University of Miami. Their work will be piloted with teachers in two Head Start programs serving at-risk preschoolers _ one in Charlottesville and another in Miami.

Officials say that young children with behavioral programs often have difficulty being successful in school.

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