Faculty for the Department of Special Education
Researches instructional strategies and assistive technology adaptations for students with learning disabilities, specifically in Mathematics.
Works to improve interventions for students with significant reading difficulties (including dyslexia), and seeks to improve educators' ability to assess reading skills and make data-based decisions.
Explores how family background, culture, and school contextual factors influence decisions and trajectory outcomes within special education.
Focuses on the instructional design and efficacy testing of early mathematics and science interventions for at-risk learners.
Focuses primarily on the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior displayed by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Works with culturally diverse individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to assess and treat challenging behavior.
Studies how to optimize early interventions for young children with challenging behavior and communication delays including those with autism.
Assesses and supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and develops social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD.
Focuses on adults with disabilities and their participation in higher education, study skills, instruction, and interaction with the criminal justice system.
Focuses on embedding high-level cognitive skills training into academic instructions for children with severe learning disabilities that address the cognitive impairments underlying those disabilities.
Develops and tests interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, emphasizing word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the vocabulary within math.
Engages in training and supervision of clinicians to support individuals with challenging behavior and difficulty transitioning between activities, particularly for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Researches factors that influence language acquisition for children with autism by analyzing naturalistic language samples and neural measures of speech processing.
Investigates issues in social justice and rehabilitation systems in relation to gender, race, and disability, and transition into employment from special education.
Cohort coordinator for the Department of Special Education's undergraduate teaching program.
Explores topics in ethnically diverse students with disabilities, veteran students with resulting trauma issues, and professional development for disabled students.
Investigates the effects of infusing literacy, vocabulary and reading interventions into content area classes.
Oversees the undergraduate program for Special Education, including internships, student teaching, coursework, as well as teaching at the graduate level.
Focuses on effective interventions for students with and at-risk for reading disabilities, with a focus on motivational process and use of data to improve instructional decision making.
Investigates effective interventions for a diverse group of students with reading difficulties and students who are English language learners.