June 24, 2008
For immediate release
Dr. Mian Wang of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School recently gave invited presentations and workshops at the National Taiwan Normal University and Taipei Municipal University of Education in the Republic of China (Taiwan). The National Taiwan Normal University is one of the top ranked universities in Taiwan and its Department of Special Education is the # 1 Special Education program in Taiwan. Wang presented a lecture titled “Trends and Issues in Special Education Research: Current Development in Research Methodology” as part of a colloquium organized with a focus on Special Education Trends and Issues. Wang also conducted a two-day workshop at Taipei Municipal University of Education titled “Nuts and Bolts of Positive Behavior Support and Functional Behavioral Assessment: What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know.” The workshop was well attended by about 150 elementary school special education teachers from all over the city of Taipei.
Mian Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, specializing in Special Education, Disability, and Risk Studies. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Patras, Greece, in Applied Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on Cognitive Development of Children with Intellectual Disabilities as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Special Education with an emphasis on Family and Disability Policy. Wang has 12 years experience working in the field of disability and special education in several countries such as Canada, China, Greece, and the United States. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology in China. His research interests include: child and family outcomes of early childhood services, family-professional partnership, atypical child development, positive behavioral support in cultural context, and disability policy.
[Mian Wang is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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