UConn Expert Discusses Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

 UConn Today talks with Brandi Simonsen, a professor of special education in UConn’s Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research, about the use of restraint and seclusion and whether the federal government has a role to play in regulating their use in public schools.

Congratulations to 2019 Annual Teaching Excellence Award winners who are associated with the Educational Psychology department:

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning:

  • Edward Orsulak – 2019-2020 Outstanding Adjunct Award

Long time adjunct in special education for the Educational Psychology department.


First Year Experience (FYE) Excellence in Teaching Award:

  • Karen Skudlarek, Computer Tech Support, CETL (and Educational Psychology alum).


2018 CETL‘s Academic Mini Grant Competition Award Winner:

  • Allison Lombardi and Emily Tarconish (Educational Psychology)

“Assessing the impact of Disability-Awareness Videos on Faculty Member’s Teaching Effectiveness.”