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Rollanda E. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Rollanda E. O’Connor, Ph.D. Biography: Rollanda E. O'Connor, Ph.D., is a reading specialist and an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh and has a doctoral degree in special education from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. O'Connor taught reading in special and general education classrooms for 16 years, directed an in-service consortium for general and special educators on strategies for educating children with disabilities in general education classes, and conducted research to develop literacy skills for young children with disabilities. Dr. O'Connor's research has focused on two themes: the feasibility and effectiveness of incorporating phonological awareness instruction into programs for children at risk for reading difficulties in general education classes and factors that influence accessibility of reading instruction. She has taught teachers to use activities designed to improve the reading development of their children during large- and small-group instruction. The factors identified in these studies have been incorporated in the activities in Ladders to Literacy.

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  • Ladders to Literacy

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-832-5


    This book gives kindergarten teachers more than 60 field tested, developmentally appropriate activities that help children develop the emergent literacy skills they'll need to succeed in school.

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