Megan McClelland joined CPHHS Dean Javier Nieto for a six-day visit to the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB).
The course – Red Light, Purple Light: A Self-Regulation Intervention Program – incorporates a series of evidence-based music- and movement-based games that can be used to promote young children’s self-regulation at home and at school.
Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children’s self-regulation and early academic skills, College of Public Health and Human Sciences researcher Megan McClelland has found.
Much of Megan’s research focuses on the important role of self-regulation skills – the social and emotional skills that help children pay attention, follow directions, stay on task, form healthy friendships and persist through difficulty.
It’s been a busy five years at the Hallie Ford Center. This hub of research activity increasingly is a gathering place for faculty, staff and students to connect, learn and discover. And it’s just getting started.
Flame retardants are found throughout the built environment in furniture, mattresses, carpeting, electronics, vehicles and more. The chemicals are added to the products and are not bound in the material, which causes them to be released into indoor environments.