An interdisciplinary faculty team at Wright State University (WSU) has developed an innovative graduate program designed to provide a broad and comprehensive education, realistic work experiences, and opportunities for problem-centered research in the area of Learning with Disability (LWD). Faculty members from multiple colleges at the university are collaborating to train a unique cohort of graduate students capable of bridging the gaps between three main areas: a) biology of disability, b) assistive technology, and c) the pedagogy of individualized learning. Currently the program is offered as an interdisciplinary concentration within four of WSU’s existing doctoral programs including Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, and Human Factors/Industrial Organizational Psychology. The ultimate aim of the new LWD doctoral concentration is to educate professionals who can develop integrated approaches to problems that impact the lives and education of individuals with disabilities over multiple environments including home, school, work, and community.
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