Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-05-07

By Tully Taylor

Five faculty and staff members in Samford University's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo April 11-14 in Denver.

The group included David Finn, associate professor and director of the Samford Children's Learning Center (CLC); Mandy Hilsmier, associate professor;  Patti Wood, assistant professor and director of the gifted education program,; and CLC teachers Kelly Stedeford, and Lindsey Bishop.

The presentation discussed a research study involving 4-year-old children and the use of an iPad 2. The team did a pre and pro-test assessment design with one class in August 2011 and a second class in February 2012.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford University's office of marketing and communication.