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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Deaf/HOH/"ASK the EXPERT" MO Deaf Educator Community of Practice

Source: Leone Herring, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended: Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Education Instructors, Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Date: February 5, 2010

The first Ask the Expert forum of the Missouri Deaf Educator Community of Practice will be conducted February 15 to February 21, 2010.  Dr. Beverly Trezek, Assistant Professor in the School of Education at DePaul University will be available to answer your questions.  Simply post your question in the Ask the Expert forum and Dr. Trezek will respond.

Dr. Trezek has more than twelve years of experience working as a cross-categorical special education teacher and a teacher for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the K-12 public school setting.  She is currently an assistant professor of special education and the director of the Reading Specialist: Reading and Learning Disabilities program at DePaul University in Chicago.  Her research interests focus on reading instruction for beginning and struggling readers with a particular emphasis on investigating the role that phonemic awareness and phonics play in the development of reading skills for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

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