Shelton is proud to collaborate with leading educational institutions for the development of successful strategies and practices that help people with Learning Differences succeed. Shelton works in partnership with teachers in the Limerick, Ireland public school system, the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain and major universities in the United States.
DBU - Dallas Baptist University
Shelton has partnered with Dallas Baptist University to provide Graduation level credit courses leading to a Masters of Arts in Teaching with specializations in Multisensory Education, Montessori Early Childhood Education, and Montessori Elementary Level I Education.
The Shelton School is proud to have been a part of CAARTE, a collaborative program between Shelton, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and UT Dallas Center for Brain Health. The program is committed to investigating innovative non-medication treatments for ADHD that may reduce or eliminate the need for medication. As part of the CAARTE research program, children showing symptoms of ADHD and their families are offered no-cost interventions, including parent education.
CAARTE produced research studies and education programs for children ages 3 - 18 who are diagnosed with or at risk for ADHD (i.e., the child has symptoms of ADHD or has a family member with ADHD.)
Concluded CAARTE Studies:
- PIPES (Preschool Intervention and Parent Education Study)
PIPES targeted preschool and early elementary school children (ages 3-7) with ADHD. The program involved teaching children skills to improve attention, self-control, and memory, while at the same time training parents how to teach their children these skills. The program was called Attention, Inhibition, and Memory (AIM).Training was offered for 8 weekly sessions and parents were asked to do homework with their child.
- SAILS (School-Aged Intervention and Learning Study)
The SAILS study was open to children ages 8 - 12 who have a diagnosis of ADHD. The study involved an initial diagnostic evaluation with parents and children to establish study eligibility. It was a 8 week one on one intervention.
- Genetics Study
Participants accepted into the PIPES or SAILS study were eligible for an additional study to examine the genetics of ADHD. Involvement in the study included collecting and conducting genetic analyses of blood samples from children and, when possible, both their biological parents. Biological parents also provided ratings of their own ADHD symptoms.
- Dyslexia Imaging Study
The study was for children ages 7 to 15 years and diagnosed with dyslexia. Eligible children participated in cognitive testing and a brain scan using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Children's Medical Center in Dallas.