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In 2020, the CRL is excited to present a new Inference Strategy manual with student materials. Currently, research is being conducted to meld the instructional stages of existing Inference Strategy with applications to science-based expository reading materials across several classes in a southern California middle school.

Strategic Partnership Formed with SIM and iDEC
The Inclusive Digital Era Collaborative (iDEC) in collaboration with the Professional Development Research Institute (which includes SIM) was awarded $120,000 to conduct research and professional development activities as a result of a competitive bidding process through Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).


Graner, P.S., Ault, M.M., Mellard, D.F., & Gingerich, R.A. White Paper:  Effective Professional Development for Adult Learners (2015)

Bulgren, J.A., Graner, P.S., & Deshler, D.D. Literacy challenges and opportunities for students with LD in social studies and history (2013)

Graner, P.S. General and Discipline Specific Strategies and Adolescents Who Struggle: What Can an SLP Do? (2013)

Graner, P.S., & Deshler, D.D. Improving outcomes for adolescents with learning disabilities (2012)

Faggella-Luby, M.N, Graner, P.S., Deshler, D.D., & Drew, S.V. Building a house on sand: Why disciplinary literacy is not sufficient (2012)

Brasseur-Hock, I.F., Hock, M.F., Kieffer, M.J., Biancarosa, G., & Deshler, D.D. Adolescent struggling readers in urban schools (2011)

Deshler, D.D., Hock, M.F., Ihle, F.M., & Mark, C.A. Designing and conducting literacy intervention research (2011)

Dexter, D.D., Park, Y.J., & Hughes, C.A. A meta-analytic review of graphic organizers and science instruction (2011)

Hock, M.F., & Mellard, D.F. Efficacy of learning strategies instruction in adult education (2011)

Ehren, B.J., Deshler, D.D., & Graner, P.S. Using the Content Literacy Continuum as a framework for implementing RTI in secondary schools (2010)

Faggella-Luby, M.N., & Graner, P.S. Literacy supports for adolescent struggling readers: Taking action through comprehension instruction (2010)

Kennedy, M.J., & Deshler, D.D. Literacy instruction, technology, and students with learning disabilities (2010)

Schumaker, J.B., & Deshler, D.D. Using a tiered intervention model in secondary schools to improve academic outcomes (2010)

Schumaker, J.B., Fisher, J.B., & Walsh, L.D. The effects of a computerized professional development program (2010)

Bulgren, J.A., Marquis, J.G., Lenz, B.K., Schumaker, J.B., & Deshler, D.D. Effectiveness of question exploration to enhance students’ written expression of content knowledge and comprehension (2009)

Deshler, D., & Kennedy, M. Struggling adolescent readers (2009)

Hock, M.F., Brasseur, I.F., Deshler, D.D., Catts, H.W., Marquis, J.G., Mark, C.A., & Stribling, J.W. What is the reading component profile of adolescent struggling readers in urban schools? (2009)

Scheuermann, A.M., Deshler, D.D., & Schumaker, J.B. Effects of the explicit inquiry routine on the performance of students with learning disabilities on one-variable equations (2009)

Schumaker, J.B., & Deshler, D.D. Adolescents with learning disabilities: Are we selling them short? (2009)

Lancaster, P.E., Schumaker, J.B., Lancaster, S.J.C., & Deshler, D.D. Effects of a computerized program on use of the test-taking strategy (2009)

Boudah, D.J., Lenz, B.K., Schumaker, J.B., & Deshler, D.D. Teaching in the face of academic diversity (2008)

Ehren, B.J. Making informed decisions about literacy interventions in schools: An adolescent literacy example (2008)

Faggella-Luby, M.N., & Deshler, D.D. Reading comprehension in adolescents with LD (2008)

Biancarosa, G., Palincsar, A.S., Deshler, D.D., & Nair, M. Adolescent literacy: Myths and realities (2007)

Deshler, D.D., & Hock, M.F. Adolescent literacy: Where we are, where we need to go (2007)


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