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ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS  PUBLISHED

ARTICLES

Rao, S. (2014 ). Assessment and data-based decisions in contemporary classrooms. GSTF International Journal on Education, 2(1), 26-36.

Schelling, A., &  Rao, S. (2013). Evaluating self-advocacy strategy instruction for students with an intellectual disability using an interactive hypermedia program. International Journal of Business & Social Sciences, 17(4),1-10.

Cardona, C., Rao, S., & Soffer, R. (2009). Teachers' perceptions and attitudes towards student diversity: A comparative study. Conference proceedings, Elevent Biennial Conference of International Association of Special Educators, Alicante, Spain. 164-168, ISBN978-0-615-28364-7.

Rao, S. & Kane, M.  (2009). Teaching chained math task of decimal subtraction to students with cognitive impairment using simultaneous prompting. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44(2), 244-256.

Rao, S. (2009). From isolation to combination: A multi-step, multi-component approach to developing literacy skills of students with cognitive impairments. Reading Improvement, 46(2), 63-77.

Rao, S. (2009). Cross categorical approach to service delivery: Promoting successful inclusion through teacher preparation. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 5(1), 25-40.

Rao, S., & Barksley, E..(2009). Reading to reach the whole child: Using adapted, created, enhanced (ACE) stories for content representation. Reading Improvement, 46(1), 50-60.

Rao, S., & Mallow, L. (2009). Simultaneous Prompting:  A teaching method to promote the recall of multiplication facts by students with cognitive impairment. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44(1), 80-90.

Esteves, K., & Rao, S. (November/December 2008). The evolution of special education. Principal, http://www.naesp.org/principal

Rao, S., & Gagie, B. (2006). Learning through seeing and doing: Visual supports for children with autism.  Teaching Exceptional Children, 38(6), 26-33.

Rao, S (Winter, 2005). Effective multicultural teacher education programs: Methodological and conceptual issues, Education, 126(2), 279-292.

Rao, S., & Fancher, D. (2005). Transition and inclusion in higher education. Conference proceedings of Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress International Special Education Conference. Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity. 1st – 4th August 2005, Glasgow, Scotland.  Available:
http://www.isec2005.org.uk/isec/abstracts/papers_r/rao_s.shtml

Balkin, R, Swartz, J., Buckner, D. & Rao, S. (2005). Issues in Classroom Management in an Interactive Distance Education Course. International Journal of Instructional Media, 32(4), 363-372.

Rao, S.  (2004). Faculty attitudes and students with disabilities in higher education:A literature review. College Student Journal, 38(2), 191-198.

Murdick, N, L., Gartin, B. C., & Rao, S. (2004). Teaching children with Hyperlexia. Teaching Exceptional Children, 36(4), 56-59

Rao, S. , & Gartin, B. C. (WINTER, 2003). Attitudes of university faculty towards accommodations to students with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Special Needs Education, 47-55.

Gartin B.C., Rao, S. , McGee, C., & Jordan, E. (2001). Preservice teachers and inclusion: A study of their perceptions. Catalyst for Change, 30(3), 20-25.

Rao, S.., & Lim, L. (1999). Beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers towards teaching children with disabilities. ED 433 655.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Rao, S., Cardona, C., &  Chiner, E. (2014).  Special education today in Spain. In Rotatori, A., Bakken, J., Burkhardt, S., Obiakor, F., & Sharma, U. Eds. Vol. 28.  Advances in special education: Special education, an international perspective (pp. 147-183). Bingley, U.K: Emerald Group Pub. Ltd.

Rao, S. (2010). Power, authority, and expertise: Building autonomy among teachers through school-university partnerships. In L. Nations-Johnson (Ed), Boundaries or bridges?: Choosing to invent and sustain lasting school/university partnerships that nurture professional growth (pp. 145-157). Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications.

Rao, S. (2008). Lifelong learners with special needs: Paving the path by preparing self-determined individuals. In Lobanov & Skvortsov Eds. Vol. 6. Lifelong learning: Continuous education for sustainable development (pp. 269-272). Saint Petersburg, Russia: Alter Ego, 2008.

Rao S. (2006).  Role of UNESCO in promotion and implementation of pedagogical techniques for continuous professional education to promote inclusion. In Lobanov & Skvortsov Eds. Lifelong education: Continuous education for sustainable development (pp 211-216). Saint Petersburg, Russia: Publishing House, Petropolis.

Rao, S. (2005). Equity pedagogy: Educating exceptional learners with diverse abilities in inclusive setting. In Kashmanova, T. Eds. Pedagogy for Democratic Citizenship (pp. 73-103).Ukraine: University of Liv Press

Rao, S., Lim, L., & Nam, S. S. (2001). Beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers towards teaching children with disabilities. In J. Tan, S. Gopinathan, & W.K. Ho Eds. Challenges facing the Singapore education system today (189-206). Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Asia Pte. Ltd.: Singapore.

Presentations

Rao, S. (2014, July). Diversity in contemporary classrooms: Are our teachers ready to face the challenge? The Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Vienna, Austria, July 9-11, 2014.

Piazza, & S., Rao S. (2014, March). Responsive Practices for English language learners, learners with learning disabilities, and diverse learners. Michigan Reading Association 58 th Annual Conference, Plug In to Reading, Writing, and Thinking, at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 15-17, 2014.

Piazza, S., Rao S., & Protacio, S. (2013, December). Converging research on responsive pedagogy for special education, culturally, and linguistically diverse learners. Annual Conference of Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX, December, 4-6, 2013.

Rao, S. (2013, September). Addressing diversity in classrooms: Using progress monitoring data to make instructional decisions.  XVI National Congress and International Models of Educational research II: research and Educational Innovation at the Service of Institutions and Communities Global, Plural, and Diverse. Alicante, Spain, September 4-6, 2013.

Rao, S.  & Summy, S. (2013, February). Technology enhanced teaching, learning, and observation. Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 16-19, 2013 (Refereed)

Rao, S., Newlin-Haus, E., & Ehrhardt, K. (April, 2012). Teaching Teachers How to Use Data to Guide Kindergarten Readiness Skills Instruction: Clear Reports, Benchmarks, Timely Feedback, and Differentiation Strategies. 39th Annual Head Start Conference. Nashville, TN. April 16-20, 2012.(Refereed).

Schelling, A.L., & Rao, S. (May, 2011). Accessing the General Curriculum: Evaluation of Self-advocacy Strategy for Students with Disabilities. 32nd Annual International Conference: YAI Network, New York, NY. May 2-5, 2011.
(Refereed)

Kane., M. & Rao, S. (May, 2011).  Evaluation of Effective Mathematics Strategies in Secondary Inclusion Classrooms. . 32nd Annual International Conference: YAI Network, New York, NY. May 2-5, 2011. (Refereed)

Rao, S., Ehrhardt, K., & Newlin-Haus, E. (April, 2011).  Promise Fulfilled: Promising Beginnings in Early Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Classrooms. 38th Annual Head Start Conference.. Kansas City, MO, April 4-8.(Refereed).

Ehrhardt, K., & Rao. S. (2010, May). Making Every Minute Count! Using taransition Times for Instruction in Early Childhood Classroom. Early Childhood Rocks! Second Annual Collaborative Countrywide Conference to Support Early Literacy, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7, 2010.

Schelling, A.L., & Rao, S. (2010, February). Are Teacher EducatorsReally preparing teachers in the Current Climate of Policy Change? Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, IL, Feb. 13-17, 2010 (Refereed)

Newlin-Haus, Rao, S., & Ehrhardt, K. (2009, December). A Comparison of Repeated Interactive Readaloud (RIR) and Traditional Readaloud Strategies with Preschool Children from Low Income Families. Annual National Reading Conference (NRC), Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dec. 1- 4 2009 (Refereed).

Rao. S., Cardona, C, & Soffer, R. (2009, July). A Cross Cultural, Comparative Analysis of Teamwork to Embrace Diversity in Schools.11th Biennial Conference of International Association of Special Education, Alicante, Spain, July 12-16, 2009.

Cardona, C., Rao, S., & Soffer, R. (2009, July). Teachers' Perceptions and Attitudes towards Student Diversity in Two Countries: A Comparative Study. 11th Biennial Conference of International Association of Special Education, Alicante, Spain, July 12-16, 2009.

Rao, S., & Kane, M. (2009, February). Educating and assessing ALL children: Seamless Instruction in Mathematics and Reading for Students with Disabilities and Students without Disabilities.  Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX, Feb. 15-18, 2009 (Refereed).

Newlin-Haus & Rao, S., & Ehrhardt, K.(2009 February)Effectiveness of Repeated Interactive Read Alouds for Head Start Children at Risk of Reading Failure in An Inclusive Setting. Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators,Dallas, TX, Feb. 15-18, 2009 (Refereed).

Ehrhardt, K., Newlin-Haus, E.  & Rao, S. (2008, October). I Can Read! Assessing to Plan Literacy Interventions for Diverse Young Learners. Division of Early Childhood (DEC) 24 th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families. Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 27-29, 2008 (Refereed) .

Rao, S., Soffer R., Cardona, C., & DeLapena, A. (2008, July). Towards Attaining a Color of Perfection: A Cross-cultural, International Comparative Analysis of Teacher Preparation. Submitted to Paris International Conference on Education, Economy, and Society,  Paris, 17-19 July, 2008 (Refereed).

Rao, S., & Soffer, R. (2008, February). Preparing General Educators for Diversity in Classrooms: Are Preservice Teachers Ready for the Challenge? Submitted to Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, New Orleans, Feb. 24-27, 2008 (Refereed).

Rao, S., Soffer, R,  Cardona, C, & DeLapena, A. (2007. July) Preparing General Education Teachers for Inclusion: A Cross-Cultural Study. International Special Education Forum, Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) and Centro Ann Sullivan de Peru (CASP),   Lima , Peru, July 8-12, 2007 (Refereed).

Rao, S., Mallow, L., & Kane, M. (2007, February). Effectiveness of Simultaneous Prompting Procedure in Teaching Mathematics Skills to students with  Developmental  Disabilities/Cognitive Impairment.  2007 Annual Meeting of the  Association of  Teacher Educators in San Diego, February 17-21, 2007 (Refereed).

Mantle, J, Owen, V, Whitten, E, &  Rao, S. (2007, February). Inclusive Education:Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going. 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators in San Diego, February 17-21, 2007 (Refereed).

Rao, S. (2006, June), Cross Categorical Approach to Service Delivery: Promoting Successful Inclusion Through Teacher Preparation. International Special education Conference (ISEC, 2006). Hong Kong, June 1-3, 2006 (Refereed)

Rao, S. (2006, February). University-school collaborative in preparing reflective practitioners of students with cognitive impairment: Reflecting on impact of student teaching. Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, Georgia, February, 18  to 22, 2006. (refereed)

Rao, S., Oven, V, Mantle, J.,Whitten, E., & Summy, S.,  (2006, February). Supporting ALL learners in school communities through commitment: Preparing teachers for a differentiated classroom .Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators , Atlanta, Georgia, February, 18 to 22, 2006. (refereed)

Rao, S., & Fancher, D. (2005, August). Transition and Inclusion in Higher Education: Practices to Prevent Disabilities from Becoming a Handicap. Inclusive & Supportive Education Congress,  An International Special Education Conference, ISEC, Glasgow, Scotland, Aug 1-4. (refereed).

Lim, L, Ramasamy, R, Rao, S, & Koh, R. (2005, May/June). Transition from School \to Adult Life for youth with Disabilities: Implications for Curriculum and Pedagogy. International Conference on Redesigning Pedagogy: Research, Policy, Practice, Singapore, May 30-June 1, 2005. (refereed)

Jordan, E., & Rao, S. (2005, April). Teaching creative oral and written communication skills to students with mild mental retardation. Annual Conference of The Council for  Exceptional Children, Baltimore, Maryland, April 6-9 (Refereed).

Rao S., & Gagie, B.. (2005, February).  Autism: Visual Supports to Skills Acquisition. Association of Teacher Educator’s Annual Meeting, ATE 2005, Chicago, Illinois, February, 13 to 16, 2005. (refereed)

Rao, S., Gartin, B.C, & Jordan, E.. (2005, February).  Walk the talk: Modeling metacomprehension strategies in university classrooms. ATE 2005, Chicago, Illinois, February, 13t to 16 2005. (refereed).

Oven, V., Ji-Ryun, K., Rao, S., DeHaas, S., Whitten, E., & Summy, S. (2005, February). Our collective passion, courage and wisdom: Meeting today's challenges of preparing 'highly qualified' special educators. ATE 2005, Chicago, Illinois, February, 13 to 16  2005. (refereed).

Rao, S., Gartin, C., & Jordan, E. (2004, October) Please help me to learn to read. Bringing an international perspective to best practices in reading. Submitted to The Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Developmental Disabilities. 9th Biennial Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada - October 11-12, 2004 (Refereed)

Rao, S. (2004, February).Lack of generalizable findings in effectiveness of Multicultural teacher education programs: Methodological issues. Association of Teacher Educator’s Annual Meeting, ATE 2004, Dallas, Texas (refereed: regular lecture Session]

Rao, S. (2004, February). Effective multicultural teacher education programs: Methodological and conceptual issues. 2004 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education , AACTE Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (refereed: poster session)

Rao, S., & Gartin, B. C.  (2003, November). Students with disabilities in higher education: Faculty willingness to provide accommodations. 52nd National Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Detroit, Michigan (refereed).

Rao, S. , & Gartin, B. C. (2003, October). Students with disabilities in higher education: Accommodation issues. CEC-DCDT International Conference, Roanoke, Virginia (Refereed).

Swartz, J. d., Buckner, D.L, &  Rao. S. . (2003, April). Case study of the classroom management practices observed in a distance education, Masters level, Research/Statistics class. 2003 AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (Refereed).

Gartin, B. C., Murdick, N. L., Rao, S., & Jordan, E. (2002, May/June). Disability Humor II: A follow-up focus group evaluation. The 126th American Association of Mental Retardation Annual Conference, Orlando, FA. (Refereed)

Gartin, B. C., Murdick, N. L., Rao, S.., & Jordan, E. (2002, April). When the joke targets persons with disabilities. Council for Exceptional Children 2002 Annual Convention and Expo, New York, NY. (Refereed).

Gartin, B.C., & Rao, S.. (2001, May). Preservice teachers and inclusion: A study of perceptions. The 125th American Association of Mental Retardation Annual Conference, Denver, CO. (Refereed)

Jordan, E., Gartin, B.C., & Rao, S., (2001, April). Collaboration and co-teaching: Meeting the needs of diverse learners. Annual Conference of The Council for Exceptional Children, Kansas, KS. (Refereed).

Rao, S.. (2000, November). I can read: A look into a ‘reading system’ for students with intellectual disabilities. Fall Conference of Arkansas Federation of The Council For Exceptional Children, Hot Springs, AR.

Rao, S. (2000, May). I can read: A look into a ‘reading system’ for students with intellectual disabilities. 21st Annual International Conference of The National Institute for People with Disabilities, New York, NY (Refereed).

Rao, S., & Lim, L. (1999, May). Beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers towards teaching children with disabilities. The 123 rd Annual Conference of the American  Association on Mental Retardation, New Orleans, LA  
(Refereed).

 

 

 


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