Diane Haager, Ph.D.

Diane Haager, Ph.D., is a researcher and teacher educator in reading and learning disabilities. A professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles, she instructs teachers in methods for teaching students with high incidence disabilities. Dr. Haager has worked in the public schools as a reading specialist and special educator. She often provides professional development and consultation for schools focusing on implementing Response-to-Intervention models, improving reading instruction for struggling learners, and accommodating students with learning and behavior difficulties. She is the author of a textbook, Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms: The Special Educator’s Guide, and other books and articles on reading intervention. Dr. Haager’s research interests include issues related to effective reading instruction for English learners, students with learning disabilities, and students at risk for reading failure. She is currently serving as Co-Editor of the journal, Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, a journal of the Division of Learning Disabilities in the Council for Exceptional Children.

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Differentiating Instruction Within a Multi-Tier System of Supports

October 8, 2013

In this era of the Common Core State Standards, it is even more essential that educators are prepared to differentiate instruction to provide support for students in the general education context, as well for students needing more  intensive support to ensure learning. Dr. Diane Haager, Professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling Department at California State University, Los Angeles answered your questions about how to analyze assessments to pinpoint students’ skill strengths and needs and identify evidence-based practices that will optimize reading growth.