Naomi L. Rahn, Ph.D.

Naomi L. Rahn, Ph.D.

Dr. Rahn is Assistant Professor of Special Education at University of Wisconsin– Whitewater. She completed her undergraduate degree in communicative disorders at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, her master’s degree in early intervention at the University of Oregon, and her doctoral degree in special education at the University of Minnesota under the advisement of Dr. Scott McConnell. She has worked as a preschool special education teacher with children having a range of needs, including children with significant disabilities, and as an early interventionist providing services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.

Dr. Rahn is author of An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention, Fourth Edition (with J. Johnson & D. Bricker; Brookes Publishing Co., 2015). While at the University of Oregon, she provided training on AEPS and earlier editions of An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention to programs around the country as part of an outreach training grant. Her areas of interest include naturalistic intervention strategies, early language and literacy interventions, response to intervention, and personnel preparation. Dr. Rahn’s research focuses on embedded vocabulary and language interventions for young children with disabilities and at risk for disabilities.


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