Nathan Clemens

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Professor, Department of Special Education

Phone: +1 512 475 6557
Office: SZB 5.804F
Office Hours: By appointment
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I will be accepting doctoral students for the Fall 2023 semester. If you are interested in studying anything related to dyslexia or other forms of reading difficulty, I encourage you to reach out and consider applying to our doctoral program at The University of Texas at Austin. Apply here

My research and teaching focuses on improving instruction, intervention, and assessment for children and adolescents with dyslexia and other forms of reading difficulties. More specifically, I study the development of word reading skills in early elementary school (and how difficulties with word reading skills arise), reading comprehension among older students, improving educators' and researchers' use of assessment data to better understand their the unique needs and progress of their students. Overall, I conduct research to better understand interventions, key practices, and assessments that are effective for students with the most intensive learning difficulties.

In addition to my research and teaching activities at The University of Texas at Austin, I also work with teachers, administrators, and parents on ways to improve intervention and assessment for students with dyslexia and other forms of reading difficulty. I am trained and certified as a school psychologist but I also have extensive experience in direct intervention. I can bring this skill set to help schools in a variety of ways.

I joined the Department of Special Education in 2016. Prior to arriving at The University of Texas, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. I received my Ph.D. in school psychology from Lehigh University in 2009.

Twitter: @DrNathanClemens