Daniel T. Pollitt

Lecturer, Special Education
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Daniel T. Pollitt, PhD, is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas (KU). He currently conducts research in the Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL) and coordinates fidelity measurement for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT), a national technical assistance center on inclusive school reform at KU.

Dan has taught middle school, worked as a paraeducator, mentored and tutored students, consulted with school districts, taught undergraduate and graduate courses at KU, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Haskell Indian Nations University, and presented at international conferences. His current research interests include specific learning disabilities, adolescent literacy, instructional strategies, and classroom-based technologies. His dissertation, entitled Effects of an iPad iBook on Reading Comprehension, Electrodermal Activity, and Engagement for Adolescents with Disabilities, was published in 2014. He can be reached at dpollitt@ku.edu.


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