Dr. Laura Steacy
Dr. Laura Steacy is an associate professor of Special Education and research faculty at the Florida Center for Reading Research. Her research interests include early reading development, early predictors of reading achievement, and interventions for students who have or are at-risk for reading disabilities. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a classroom teacher with experience teaching kindergarten through sixth grade. Up to this point, her research interests have focused on three broad strands relating to identification and intervention for struggling readers. These strands include: (1) modeling the stability of early reading subtypes of children at-risk for reading difficulties, (2) child- and item- factors that predict individual differences in word reading skills, and (3) future directions for interventions for children with and at-risk for reading difficulties. These strands serve her overarching goal of identifying and serving students with the highest needs in the area of reading.