20th June 2019

Sue Wood, EdD Doctoral Student at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), presented her research manuscript ‘Assessment in Special Education: Improving Professionals’ Skills Using Video Footage’ at the 5th International “New Directions in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice” (NDMRP) Conference.

The NDMRP invites scholars, scientists, engineers, researchers, practitioners and students to come together and share the new innovative trends in their respective field. This common platform is expected to provide the bases for joint venture among different fields to serve society in a better way.

Sue’s research explored the value of video analysis and observation assessment in order to record the communication skills of non-verbal children with severe physical disabilities. Discussion focused on intervention strategies to improve communication and social skills of children with severe disabilities.

Sue was joined at the conference by her co-author and research supervisor Dr. Maria Efstratopoulou, Senior Lecturer in SEND at BGU, who praised her professional performance in what was her first international conference presentation:

“It was a unique experience for Sue to present a part of her research in front of a multicultural audience and it has been a great pleasure to have positive feedback from participants concerning Sue's research - which I supervise as part of her Doctoral studies at BGU.”

“I strongly believe that we – as academics – need to motivate and support our students to actively participate in International Conferences in order to share their research findings and knowledge and exchange ideas with Colleagues and Academics from other Universities.'

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