NCATE - The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preperation Special Education Teacher with students Mckee Hall at the University of Northern Colorado

Lorna Idol, Ph.D.

PO Box 995

Evergreen, CO 80437

Phone/Fax 303 679-1608

E-mail: Lorna.Idol@unco.edu


Research Interests and Specializations

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Literacy Instruction and Learning Disabilities
  • Effective Instructional Programs for Difficult-To-Teach Students
  • Creating Collaborative and Inclusive Schools
  • Collaborative Consultation and the Consulting Teacher Model
  • Mediation, Team Building, Group Decision-Making Skills, and Consensual Agreements
  • Asynchronous, Online Learning
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program Evaluation; Univariate & Multivariate Statistics; Research Design; Single-Subject Research Designs
  • Internet, Electronic Test Development

SPECIALIZATIONS RELATED TO INCLUSION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • Curriculum-Based Assessment
  • Direct, Data-Based Instruction
  • Grading/Student Evaluation
  • Instructional and Curricular Modifications
  • Multi-Layered Lessons and Differentiated Instruction
  • Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas
  • Student Discipline and Classroom Management

Education

  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction/Special Education (Learning/Reading Disabilities), University of New Mexico, 1979.
  • M.Ed. Special Education (Learning Disabilities), University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1974
  • B.S. Dual Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1969

Selected Publications

  • Idol, L. (2008). Reading Success: A validation of a specialized literacy education program (1978-2007). Remedial and Special Education.
  • Idol, L., Nevin, A., & Paolucci-Whitcomb, P. (2007). Models of Curriculum-Based Assessment (4th Ed.). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.
  • Idol, L. (2006). Toward inclusion of special education students in general education: A program evaluation and study of eight schools. Remedial and Special Education, 27(2), 77-94.
  • Idol, L. (2001). Creating Collaborative and Inclusive Schools. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.
  • Idol, L., Nevin, A., & Paolucci-Whitcomb, P. (2000). Collaborative Consultation (3rd Ed.) Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Projects

  1. Professional Development Consultant, Education Agencies[Collaboration, Teaming, Special Education, Literacy Education and Program Evaluation], 1976 - Present
  2. Contractor/Consultant, Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2009-2010.

Current Professional Editor

Editorial Board, Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation,

TEACHING CERTIFICATES

  • Elementary Education (K-8, Nevada)
  • Special Education (K-12, Nevada: Learning Disabilities and Mental Retardation)
  • Generic Special Education (K-12, Texas)
  • Literacy Specialist (Texas)
  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6, Texas)
  • Early Childhood Education (PK - K, Texas)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

  • Professional Mediator, State of Texas
    • The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
    • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
  • Advanced Family Mediator, State of Texas
    • Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, TX