The Helga Eng lecture 2012

The Faculty of Educational Sciences has this year invited the professors Lynn and Douglas Fuchs to hold the Helga Eng lecture.

Title: Understanding the cognitive underpinnings of at-risk learners' response to intervention.

Lynn and Douglas Fuchs are international leaders in the study of learning disabilities. They share the Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College and are the directors of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.

Lynn and Douglas Fuchs have been instrumental in developing responsiveness-to-intervention, or RTI, a multi-tiered approach toward better identifying students with learning disabilities.

Professor Lynn Fuchs

Professor Lynn Fuchs has conducted programmatic research on assessment methods for enhancing instructional planning and on instructional methods for improving reading and math outcomes for students with learning disabilities. She has published more than 200 empirical studies in peer-review journals and has been identified by Thompson ISI as one of 250 "most highly cited" researchers in the social sciences.

Fuchs has has received a variety of awards to acknowledge her research accomplishments that have enhanced reading and math outcomes for children with and without disabilities.

Professor Douglas Fuchs

Professor Douglas Fuchs' research focuses on the development of pre-referral interventions, peer-assisted learning strategies in reading and math, curriculum-based measurement procedures, and methods of reintegrating students with high-incidence disabilities into mainstream settings. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles in peer-review journals, and has won best paper awards for several of these publications. 

He was recently identified by Thompson ISI as one of 250 most highly cited researchers in the social sciences.


More information about the Helga Eng lecture (in Norwegian only).


Published June 27, 2012 1:01 PM - Last modified Feb. 13, 2017 12:20 PM