Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephanie Al Otaiba is an associate professor of special education at Florida State University and is also a faculty associate of the Florida Center of Reading Research (FCRR). She received her Ph.D. in Human Development in 2000 from Vanderbilt University specializing in special education and early literacy. Prior to that, she was a special education teacher for 14 years.

Al Otaiba has published over 35 articles and chapters related to her research interests: early literacy interventions, response to intervention, and teacher training. She is currently a principal investigator on the School-based Classification and Prevention Project of the Learning Disabilities Center Grant funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Talks Featured

Differentiating Reading Instruction Within the Core

April 23, 2009

Join Carol M. Connor, Ph.D., and Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph.D. of Florida State University and also the Florida Center of Reading Research (FCRR) as they answer your questions about delivering high quality core instruction and differentiating instruction for struggling learners. Drs. Connor and Al Otaiba will also offer tips and suggestions for using materials and lesson procedures from the core program to provide reteaching, or additional teaching, to students according to their needs.