David Koppenhaver


David Koppenhaver, Ph.D., is the Graduate Director of Reading Education and a Professor of Reading Education and Special Education at Appalachian State University. He co-founded the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies (CLDS) at the University of North Carolina in 1990 and directed its activities until 1998 at UNC and Duke University. His professional work addresses the literacy learning difficulties of students with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Rett syndrome, and multiple disabilities. Currently he is the P.I. of a study examining a web-based reading intervention study for adolescents with Down syndrome and a study of visual attention to print by girls with Rett syndrome. During the summer months he co-directs literacy camps for adolescents with disabilities and educators and co-teaches short courses on literacy and significant disabilities. He has been the Distinguished Lecturer of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, the Pehrson Endowed Chair in Education at Gustavus Adolphus College (MN), and a Fulbright Scholar at the Schonell Special Education Center in the University of Queensland (Australia).

Friday . January 20. 2017 Keynote #D 10:00a-11:00am

Friday. January 20. 2017 Breakout #E 12:45pm-2:15pm