Preparing Educators as Leaders

Dr. Sally L Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Dean
Primary office:
785-864-3726
214B Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Sally Roberts, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Undergraduate Programs at the University of Kansas. Her academic interests include individuals with significant disabilities, those with deaf-blindness, and those with hearing loss. She has done extensive research and published in the areas of behavior states, communication both symbolic and non-symbolic, and instructional strategies for students with dual sensory impairments. Dr. Roberts received the Distinguished Service Award for University Outreach and Continuing Education and the University Continuing Education Association Great Plains Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005. She also received the Award for Outstanding Service to Students with Disabilities in 2004, the Outstanding Mentor Award and Graduate and Professional Association Graduate Student Mentorship Awards in 2003; the Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service in 1991; and the TASH Alice H. Hayden Award for Outstanding Research, Teaching, and Community Service in 1989. She was also a University of Kansas Nominee for outstanding dissertation in1992. In her current position as Associate Dean, Dr. Roberts administers the 29 licensure and endorsement educator preparation programs for initial and advanced teaching licenses as well as the undergraduate degrees in Health Sport and Exercise Sciences.


"For many Hispanic parents, getting help for their autistic children is a challenge. And that often starts with the failure to identify the disorder in the first place, says Jason Travers, an assistant professor in the special education department at the University of Kansas." Read More: http://kcur.org/post/why-are-minorities-diagnosed-autism-lower-rates-whites Tags: #KUSOE #KUSpecialEd
Why Are Minorities Diagnosed With Autism At Lower Rates Than Whites?
Just after picking him up from day care, Wendy Santillan serves her son, Raoul, milk and cookies. Raoul, a 3-year-old with a crew cut and big brown eyes,

Hispanic parents find getting help for kids w/ #autism difficult. Often starts w/ failure to identify: http://t.co/WgdJIX50TO #KUSOE :
KU Athletic Training Program - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge KU Athletic Training Program students and Dr. Phil Vardiman participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


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