School psychologists with accommodation and remediation knowledge to promote literacy everywhere (Project SPARKLE)
Sara Bolt, Project Director
Jean Baker, John Carlson, & Evelyn Oka, Project Co-Directors
Sara Lewandowski & Mark Ehrmantraut, Research Assistants
With recent changes in federal legislation, particularly the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, there is a need for school professionals to be trained in assessing response-to-intervention and promoting access to the general curriculum among students with disabilities. This project is intended to train school psychologists to take leadership roles in these efforts, particularly as they relate to students with reading difficulties. Thirty graduate students in school psychology will be provided related training. This project is currently funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.