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Theresa Deeney, Associate Professor

(401) 874-2682






Reading, Language, and Learning Disabilities
Harvard University Graduate School of Education



Educational Administration,
University of Massachusetts


B.S. Ed.

Elementary and Special Education,
Fitchburg State College


Courses taught

EDC423 Teaching Comprehension and Response in Elementary School


Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School


Using Trade Books in the Reading and Writing Program

EDC562 Intervention in Reading and Writing Difficulties
EDC563 Teaching Reading to Multicultural Populations


Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties


Seminar in Reading Research


 Intervention in Reading and Writing Difficulties (practicum)


Field Study in Reading (practicum)


Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs


Doctoral Seminar

Research Interests

  • Struggling Readers
  • Teacher Education in Reading
    • Transfer of Practice from Reading Clininc to Classrooms/Schools
    • Teaching Text-Based Discussion
    • Teacher Research in Classrooms

Selected Publications

Deeney, T. (2010). One-minute fluency measures: Mixed messages in assessment and instruction. The Reading Teacher, 63(6), pp. 440-450

Deeney, T. (2009). Improving literacy instruction with classroom research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Deeney, T. (2008). Coordinating supplemental reading instruction. Intervention in School and Clinic, 43(4), 218-225.

Balinger, D., & Deeney, T. (2006). Physical educators as teachers of literacy. Journal of    Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 77, 18-23.

Deeney, T. (2004). Coordinating programs and texts to ensure success for struggling readers.  In A. Pincus (Ed.) Teaching Tips from the Experts (pp. 133-138). New Jersey: New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

Wolf, M., & Deeney, T. (2003). Dyslexia. International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2nd Ed, pp.472-475). New York: Oxford University Press.

Deeney, T., Wolf, M., & Goldberg O’Rourke, A. (2001) “I like to take my own sweet time”: Case study of a child with naming-speed deficits and reading disability. Journal of Special Education, 35, 145-155.

Wolf, M., & Deeney, T. (2000). A new direction: Fluency, phonology, and speakers of African-American English. Perspectives, 26, 35-36.

Coster, W., Deeney, T., Haltiwanger, J., & Haley, S. (1998). The School Function Assessment. San Antonio, Texas: The Psychological Corporation.

Vita in PDF

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