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 >>

Child at lunch

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 >>

Project CARES involves the evaluation of the Parent-Child Home Program of the Philadelphia School District (PCHP-Philadelphia).  Parent-Child Home is a national program aimed at supporting caregivers to involve their young, two- and three-year-old children in activities at home that boost their language and early literacy growth.  Paraprofessionals from local communities are prepared by PCHP to visit caregivers in their home two-times each week, during which they introduce books and activities to caregivers.PCHP-Philadelphia is the largest, central-city site for a PCHP program in the US.


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.