Professor Easterbrooks works with a child

Research in Special Education

Our research centers, hubs and laboratories include:

Focuses on African American children in first through fifth grades, and conduct research in metro-Atlanta area school systems with large populations of African American students to differentiate between those children who have learning disabilities and those for whom language variation and socioeconomic status play a large role in their struggles to read and write.

Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub 

Focuses on understanding and supporting the development, academic achievement, and overall well-being of children living in urban areas.

Visit the Urban Child Study Center 

CLAD studies reading in children who are deaf and hard of hearing. CLAD aims to identify child and instructional factors that affect reading growth in this population and to develop individualized interventions specifically designed for deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) struggling readers in grades K-2.

Visit the Center for Literacy and Deafness