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Benita A. Blachman, Ph.D.

Benita A. Blachman, Ph.D. Biography: Benita A. Blachman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Reading and Language Arts Department and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities in the School of Education at Syracuse University. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. She has a doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut and is a former special education teacher, reading specialist, and learning disabilities consultant. She has published extensively in the area of early literacy, focusing her research on early intervention to prevent reading failure and on the factors that predict reading achievement. Dr. Blachman is currently directing a project at Syracuse University (in collaboration with researchers at Yale Medical School and the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center) funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to investigate the influence of intensive reading intervention on patterns of brain activation in young children. Dr. Blachman has served on the professional advisory boards of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the National Dyslexia Research Foundation, and the Neuhaus Center. Her edited book Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Intervention was published recently by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Benita A. Blachman, Ph.D.'s Books

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  • Road to the Code

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-438-9


    Designed for kindergartners and first-graders, this proven plan for teaching phonological awareness features a developmentally sequenced, 11-week program that meets Reading First criteria.

    Spiral-bound $54.95 Qty:
  • Road to Reading

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-904-9


    : Innovative literacy program for first through third grade that is a follow up to the bestselling Road to the Code

    Spiral-bound $79.95 Qty:

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