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The Office of Research at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development promotes the tenets of research and supports the faculty with the foundations and tools critical to engage in scholarly activities which broaden the understanding of the world around us and which seek to improve the human condition.

Research @ NYU Steinhardt

  • NYU at the 2017 AOTA Conference
    The American Occupational Therapy Association held its Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA from March 30 to April 2, 2017.  This milestone event had record breaking attendance with over 14,000 attendees. The theme for this year’s conference focused on the History of the OT profession. The conference also had an extra celebratory tone […] (Read Story)
  • A Double Dose of Disadvantage: Low-income Children Missing Out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School
    Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, suggest that language learning should involve both families and teachers […] (Read Story)
  • Study Finds Classifying English Proficiency Varies by District, with Mixed Outcomes for Students
    The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status—a process termed reclassification—varies widely across and within states, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt, Oregon State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The findings, published in a special centennial issue of the American Educational Research Journal, inform conversations about statewide […] (Read Story)
  • Study by Stella Flores Finds More Than Half of the Racial College Completion Gap Explained by Pre-College Factors
    In an analysis of Texas students, more than 60 percent of the racial gap in college completion rates can be attributed to factors that occur before college – factors that are beyond the control of many colleges and universities, finds a new study led by NYU Steinhardt. “Our findings demonstrate that these disparities can often […] (Read Story)
  • Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – But Is It Too Much?
    Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt. The findings, published in the Asian American Journal of Psychology, suggest that support may be experienced as pressure and that stereotyping Asian Americans as high achievers […] (Read Story)
  • Music Therapy Helps With Recovery Post-Stroke
    Stroke is a leading cause of disability, causing a sudden and overwhelming disruption in a person’s physical body and sense of self. Long-term recovery requires that bodily perception, social participation, and sense of self are restored. A team of clinicians and researchers at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt and the Rusk […] (Read Story)
  • Study Finds Too Much TV Related to Drops in School Readiness, Especially Among Low-Income Children
    Watching television for more than a couple of hours a day is linked to lower school readiness skills in kindergartners, particularly among children from low-income families, finds a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt and Université Sainte-Anne. The findings, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, reinforce the need for limits on screen […] (Read Story)
  • Teens with PTSD and Conduct Disorder Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions
    Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School. “Our findings suggest that exposure to stress and trauma can have acute emotional impacts that […] (Read Story)
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