PhD Student’s Proposal to Pair Online Manipulatives and Lessons Garners Grant Award

Jiyeon Park, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Special Education’s Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders program, has received the Candace S. Bos Innovative Grant Award of $1,000 from the Division of Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Park’s research proposal, “A Fractions Intervention Using Virtual Manipulatives in Online Learning for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities,” describes investigating the effects of fractions interventions that pair interactive and dynamic visual objects on a screen for the students to manipulate with instructional lessons in online learning sessions featuring explicit instruction for elementary students with mathematics learning disabilities.

Park said, “I hope that the results of this study will benefit elementary teachers as they deliver synchronous lessons in their math classes.”

The Candace S. Bos Innovative Grants support doctoral students, teachers, and other pupil services personnel who provide services to students with learning disabilities as they develop creative projects to enhance instruction, curriculum, action research, and service delivery.