An educational innovation makes national waves

The timing was ripe earlier this summer when Ed Shapiro visited Capitol Hill to talk with congressional staffers about methods of identifying and helping young children who have difficulties learning math and reading.   Read more >>

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Training Psychologists to Connect Healthcare and Schools

Parents often turn to pediatricians or family physicians when their children have emotional or behavioral problems. Then it’s up to parents to share information with schools, which can be challenging and overwhelming.    Read more >>

A partnership between Community Services for Children (CSC) - Lehigh Valley Head Start and the Center for Promoting Research to Practice, Lehigh University. This project is funded by an Early Reading First Grant (#541-110) from the U.S. Department of Education to CSC.Community Services for Children (CSC), located in Allentown, PA, has transformed 7 Head Start classrooms, located in 3 centers, into full-day, full-year Early Reading First centers. The classrooms serve 137 three and four year old children, 100% of whom come from low-income families.


The Center for Promoting Research to Practice at Lehigh University has a mission to generate knowledge that will truly impact the lives of individuals with, or at risk for disabilities. The primary objective is to establish partnerships with schools, parents and families, and community service providers to enhance the use of best practices for individuals with, or at risk for disabilities.