Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Berkeley, S., & *Menditto, A. (June, 2016). Insights into the learning of students with learning disabilities: A synthesis of 30 years of intervention research on self-regulation of reading comprehension strategies. Paper presented at the International Association of Research in Learning Disabilities Conference, Austin, TX.

Annetta, L., *Shapiro, M., Stribling, S., *Menditto, A., *Kurz, L.A., Berkeley, S., & *Luh, A. (2016, April). Developing a project based learning progression in a serious educational game design and development project. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Baltimore, MD.

Stribling, S., Berkeley, S., *Kurz, L., *Luh, A., & *Menditto, A. (2016, April). Critically reading a middle school STEM project through a gender lens. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, Washington, DC.

Berkeley, S., Deemer, E., Lin, X., Schneider, B., Shumow, L., Want, M., & Wang, X. (2015, December). Key interpersonal competencies. Invited panel presentation at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium on Hard-to-Measure Cognitive, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies, Washington, D.C.

Berkeley, S., Annetta, L., & Stribling, S. (2015, October). Understanding how students with learning disabilities self-regulate learning of science. Paper presented at the 37th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

*Kurz, L., King-Sears, M.E., & Berkeley S. (2015, October). Creating success for students with learning disabilities in science. Paper presented at 37th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

*Menditto, A., *Whitehead, A., & Berkeley, S. (2015, October). Promoting self-regulation of students with learning disabilities within project-based learning. Paper presented at the 37th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

*Rehberg, M., & Stribling, S. (2015, October). Tales from a gate-keeper: Strategies for successful research partnerships in K-12 schools. Poster presented at the 37th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

*Shapiro, M., *Luh, A., & Annetta. L. (2015, October). Learning progression in science: Implications for students with learning disabilities. Poster presented at the 37th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, Las Vegas, NV.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW OR IN PREPARATION

Annetta, L.A., Lamb, R., Vallett, D., & *Shapiro, M. (under review). Project based learning progressions: Identifying the nodes of learning in a project based environment.

Berkeley S., & *Menditto, A. (under review). Insights into the learning of students with learning disabilities: A synthesis of 30 years of intervention research on self-regulation of reading comprehension strategies.

Berkeley, S., Menditto, A., Luh, A., & Yin, R. (in progress). Influence of effort attributions on self-efficacy of students with learning disabilities.

Stribling, S., Berkeley, S., *Kurz, L., *Luh, A., & *Menditto, A. (in progress). Critically reading a middle school STEM project through a gender lens.

*Student contributors