Distinguishing Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

Distinguishing Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

Dr. Klingner is an expert in bilingual special education, and has done extensive research and teaching related to language diversity and learning disability. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami and has been a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 2001. She is the associate editor of the Journal of Learning Disabilities and president of the Center for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities.

Dr. Klingner is the principal investigator on a million dollar grant to study the effectiveness of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model for English Language Learners. Her other current line of research focuses on reading comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse children

Presented on May 6th, 2013