An educational innovation makes national waves

The timing was ripe earlier this summer when Ed Shapiro visited Capitol Hill to talk with congressional staffers about methods of identifying and helping young children who have difficulties learning math and reading.   Read more >>

Child at lunch

Training Psychologists to Connect Healthcare and Schools

Parents often turn to pediatricians or family physicians when their children have emotional or behavioral problems. Then it’s up to parents to share information with schools, which can be challenging and overwhelming.    Read more >>

Middle school students with reading disabilities (RD) represent an important yet underserved population (Calhoon, 2005; 2006). The small amount of research for this population shows that controversy exists between those who advocate an instructional emphasis on phonological decoding and those who advocate an emphasis on comprehension. Little however, is known about the particular instructional needs of adolescents with RD and the nature of their response to remedial reading instruction.


The Center for Promoting Research to Practice at Lehigh University has a mission to generate knowledge that will truly impact the lives of individuals with, or at risk for disabilities. The primary objective is to establish partnerships with schools, parents and families, and community service providers to enhance the use of best practices for individuals with, or at risk for disabilities.