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Gene I Brooks

Gene I Brooks

Lecturer, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 6578, gene.brooks@austin.utexas.edu

Diane P Bryant

Diane P Bryant

Mollie Villeret Davis Professor in Learning Disabilities, Department of Special Education
+1 512 232 2320, +1 512 471 4161, dpbryant@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Bryant has served as the Principal Investigator on an early numeracy, response to intervention grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, the 3-Tier Mathematics Elementary & Secondary Intervention Project funded by the Texas Education Agency, and the MSTAR Intervention program funded by the Meadows Foundation. Dr. Bryant was chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation funded "Beginning Substantive Collaboration between Mathematics Education and Special Education Symposium: Teaching Mathematics to Students within the RtI Process." She is the author/co-author of books, tests, and research articles that focus on educational interventions for improving the mathematics and reading performance of students with learning disabilities, and the use of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. Her research articles represent 20 years of working collaboratively with school districts and teachers on interventions for students with learning disabilities and who are at-risk for educational difficulties.

Nathan  Clemens

Nathan Clemens

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 6557, nathan.clemens@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Clemens' research and teaching focuses on improving instruction and intervention for students with reading difficulties in preschool through adolescence. More specifically, his work is aimed at improving teachers' use of assessment data to better understand their students' progress, and to help them align and individualize evidence-based interventions with their students' unique learning needs in order to promote stronger outcomes. Dr. Clemens has conducted work on curriculum-based measurement and progress monitoring for students with reading difficulties in kindergarten and first grade, screening to identify students who are at-risk for reading difficulties and/or dyslexia, Response to Intervention and Multi-tiered Systems of Support in schools, and assessment of reading comprehension for students in middle and secondary school. Dr. Clemens is also interested in research that seeks to better understand interventions and key practices that are effective for students with the most intensive learning difficulties.

North Cooc

North Cooc

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 471 7923, ncooc@austin.utexas.edu

Racial and ethnic disproportionality, quantitative research methods, Asian Americans in education, summer literacy interventions, culture and diversity

Christian  Doabler

Christian Doabler

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 471 7256, cdoabler@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Doabler's research focuses on designing and testing intensive, early mathematics and science interventions in the context of multi-tiered systems of support for students who are at risk for learning disabilities in mathematics, reading, and science. His other research interests include design experiments, technology-based interventions, and classroom observation systems that document evidence-based teaching practices, treatment intensity, implementation fidelity.

Terry S Falcomata

Terry S Falcomata

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
falcomata@austin.utexas.edu

Autism Spectrum Disorders, autism, developmental disabilities, applied behavioral analysis, challenging behavior, resurgence, treatment relapse, clinical relapse, problem behavior

Christina Fragale

Christina Fragale

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
tinafragale@gmail.com

Amanda L Little

Amanda L Little

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 6585, amandalittle@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Little is the coordinator for the Early Childhood Special Education area and works closely with the Autism and Developmental Disabilities area. Her teaching and research emphasis is on effective, data based interventions for young children with special needs and behavioral challenges and their families. Specific areas of interest include applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, and intervention strategies that support and teach children and families in their home, school, and community settings.

Mark F O'reilly

Mark F O'reilly

Department Chair, Department of Special Education
markoreilly@austin.utexas.edu

Assessment and support of individuals with intellectual disabilities who exhibit challenging behavior. Social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD. Assistive technology for persons with profound multiple disabilities. He is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA).

Soyoung  Park

Soyoung Park

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 8572, soyoungp@austin.utexas.edu

James R Patton

James R Patton

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 471 4161, patton.jim@mail.utexas.edu

Transition assessment & planning, Students with disabilities in higher education, Study skills assessment and instruction, Individuals with disabilities and the criminal justice system, Differentiating instruction for student with special needs in inclusive settings

Peng  Peng

Peng Peng

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 232 9258, pengpeng@austin.utexas.edu

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.

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 6556, srpowell@austin.utexas.edu

Sarah R. Powell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education. Powell is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of a four-year Institute of Education Sciences efficacy grant related to word problems and equation solving for third-grade students with mathematics difficulties. Powell is also PI of a five-year early numeracy and literacy read-alouds project funded by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, co-PI of a National Science Foundation grant aimed at developing a science intervention for second-grade students with learning difficulties, and co-PI of an Office of Special Education Programs model demonstration grant for middle school algebra readiness. Powell was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016 and a Faculty Fellow with the Greater Texas Foundation from 2014 to 2017. Powell's research interests include developing and testing interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, with a special emphasis on peer tutoring, word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the symbols and vocabulary within mathematics.

Micheal P Sandbank

Micheal P Sandbank

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
msandbank@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Sandbank researches early language and social communication development in children with autism and developmental disabilities. Her methodological areas of expertise include event-related potentials, meta-analysis, and generalizability theory. She is the head of the Brain and Language Lab in the College of Education.

James L Schaller

James L Schaller

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 471 4161, jimlschaller@yahoo.com

Multivariate and data mining approaches to data analyses of the National State/Federal 911 data file. Issues of gender, race, and disability in acceptance for services and successful employment in the State/Federal Rehabilitation Services System. Issues of gender, race, and disability in transitioning from special education to employment and the community.

Audrey M Sorrells

Audrey M Sorrells

Associate Dean of Students for Research, Office of the Dean of Students
+1 512 471 5017, +1 512 475 6547, audrey.sorrells@austin.utexas.edu

Disproportionality in special education Students with autism spectrum disorders Student Veterans in higher education, with PTSD, TBI and substance use problems Postsecondary students with disabilities College student development and engagement, transfer and first generation students Assessment in higher education

Katie K Tackett

Katie K Tackett

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 6566, katietackett@austin.utexas.edu

Jessica R Toste

Jessica R Toste

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 475 6551, jrtoste@austin.utexas.edu

Reading intervention; learning disabilities; word reading; upper elementary; motivation; self-determination; psychosocial processes; teacher-student relationship; working alliance

Sharon  Vaughn

Sharon Vaughn

Professor, Department of Special Education
+1 512 232 2357, srvaughn@austin.utexas.edu

Learning disabilities; reading problems; self-concept; diverse learners; inclusion practices