School of Education
Alida Anderson received her PhD in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research and teaching interests include language development and literacy acquisition in diverse populations. Anderson's dissertation research focused on development of literate oral language by preschool age children with language impairments and typical language. Currently, Anderson examines relationships between cross-linguistic features and reading ability in school age monolingual and bilingual English and Chinese speakers with reading disabilities. Another area of research has been in the development and implementation of a response-to-intervention mathematics practice for teaching place value and number concepts to primary grade students with diverse language and learning needs in distressed urban school settings. A recent research interest is in developing arts integration programs serving students with disabilities. Recent presentations have included papers at international conferences of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the Council for Exceptional Children, VSA Inernational, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
PhD, Special Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
MA, Learning Disabilities, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BA, Art/Art History and Asian Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
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