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Distinguishing Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

Event date: 
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Dr. Janette Klingner, professor of reading and learning disabilities at the University Colorado Boulder, will lead this free lecture and discussion at the Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene, Oregon. The public is welcome to attend.

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 PhD 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 $1M 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.

The event is being sponsored by the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), a research unit of the College of Education.