Dr. Devin Kearns

Professor of Special Education, University of Connecticut An expert on early literacy instruction and reading intervention who has studied the cognition and neurobiology of reading and previously worked in schools as a teacher and literacy coach.

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Devin M. Kearns, Ph.D. is currently a professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Beginning Fall 2024, he will be Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. He is also a research scientist for Haskins Laboratories affiliated with Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Devin studies how students in the elementary grades learn to read and designs instructional programs to better meet the needs of these students. He conducts research to understand the cognitive and neurobiological basis of reading and to help schools better implement multi-tiered systems of support to increase the literacy success of all students. Devin publishes articles for researchers and educators on reading difficulty and helps schools and districts implement high-quality reading instruction.

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The Cognitive Science of Learning to Read in English Reading: The Speech-Print Connection

25 June 2024, 02:00 PM
Devin Kearns