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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Cognitive Strategies for Learning and Retention Research

Two CEHD faculty interested in how students with disabilities learn in school and have focused much of their research on cognitive strategies designed to promote learning and retention of school-related information. They have also studied what happens during inclusive instruction with students with disabilities and suggested instructional strategies to facilitate inclusive efforts. One article received the Samuel Kirk Award for Research and Practice in Learning Disabilities, Outstanding Article published in Learning Disabilities Research & Practice from the Division for Learning Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children in April, 2003. In 2006, these CEHD faculty were recipients of the field of special education's most prestigious research award, the Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding Research Award. Book titles include: A Practical Guide for Teaching to Science to Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (Pro-Ed), Teaching Students Ways to Remember: Strategies for Learning Mnemonically (Brookline), and The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction (Prentice Hall, 2010).