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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.