Manju Banerjee

MANJU BANERJEE

email: manjushri.banerjee@uconn.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D.

Special Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2007

Dissertation: Examinee choice in test development: Implications for universally designed high stakes tests

  M.S.

Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1987

Concentration - Learning Disabilities

  M.Ed.

Education, Central Institute of Education, New Delhi, India, 1979

  M.A.

Economics, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India, 1978

  B.A.

Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 1975      

Minor – mathematics and statistics

CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH

Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) in online and blended courses

Disability documentation and accommodations

Technological competencies for students transitioning from secondary to postsecondary education

Redefining accessibility to create eSolutions for postsecondary learning environments

FIELDS OF RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION

Assessment

Research methodologies

Postsecondary transition and technology

Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2008 - present

August 2007- present

 Associate Director, Center for Students with Disabilities; Director, Services for Students with Learning Disabilities, Office of Student Affairs, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Neag School of Education,    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

1997 - present

1997 - present

 Research and Disability Consultant, Office of Disability Policy, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

External Reviewer, Disability Documentation Review Panel, ETS.

2003 - 2004

Research Associate, Center for Applied Special Technologies, CAST, Wakefield, MA.

1998 - 2003

Education and Research Consultant, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Princeton, NJ.

1998 - 2000

Director of Disability Services for Students, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Faculty (Adjunct), School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Faculty (Adjunct), Department of Education, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

1996 - 1998

Coordinator of Disability Services, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

1995 - 1996

Coordinator, Learning Disability Support Services, Boston University, MA.

1993 -1994

Program Facilitator, Specific Learning Disability Program, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Facility, Birmingham, AL.

1991 - 1993

Program Coordinator, Project Connections, Support Service Program for Students with Learning Disabilities, Middlesex County College, NJ.

1989 - 1991

Academic Clinician/Coordinator, Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities, Pennsylvania State University, PA

1986 - 1987

  Research Assistant, American Indian Program, Department of Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, PA.

1979 - 1980

High School Economics Teacher, Springdale School, New Delhi, India.

TEACHING SPECIALTIES AND COURSES TAUGHT

My teaching areas have included assessment, diagnosis, and documentation of learning disabilities, special education law and policy, exceptionalities, and transition from high school to college to employment. I have also conducted student teaching practicum supervision and served on the thesis committee of Masters and Doctoral students.

 Undergraduate courses

                

EPSY 207 (3 credits): Exceptionality. (University of Connecticut) Cohort class with over 140 students.

GSPED 6124.02 (3 credits): Assessment and Educational Planning: K-12

 (Lesley University).

ED 142 (3 credits): Education of the Exceptional Child (Tufts University).

ECY 683 (variable credits): Practicum in Special Education: Learning Disability   (Student Supervision, University of Alabama at Birmingham).

CPS 041 (3 credit equivalent): Strategies for Success (Middlesex County College).

Course on “Transition to College and the Workplace” offered to Vocational Rehabilitation clients, year long course (Lakeshore Rehabilitation Facility, Birmingham, AL).

Course on “Job Shadowing” offered to Vocational Rehabilitation clients, year long course (Lakeshore Rehabilitation Facility, Birmingham, AL).

Course on “Study Skills for College” offered at the Taste of College summer program to high school students transitioning to college (Boston University).

Graduate courses

EPSY 5195 (3 credits): Masters seminar: Issues in Postsecondary Education (University of Connecticut)

EPSY 308 (3 Credits): Instruction for Students with Special Needs in the Mainstream (University of Connecticut)

EPSY 336 (3 credits): Individual Pupil Assessment (University of Connecticut)

EPSY 369 (3 credits): Policy, Law, and Ethics in Special Education (University of Connecticut)

GINTD 7500 (Thesis credits): Major advisor of student theses in Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Program (Lesley University)

Supervised vocational rehabilitation and learning disability teacher-trainees (graduate interns) at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

PUBLICATIONS

Banerjee, M. (in press). Capitalizing on technology for transition. In Stan F. Shaw, Joseph W. Madaus, & Lyman L. Dukes, III (Eds.), Preparing students with disabilities for college: A practical guide for transition. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (in press). The college admission process. In Stan F. Shaw, Joseph W. Madaus, & Lyman L. Dukes, III (Eds.), Preparing students with disabilities for college: A practical guide for transition. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Miller, W.K., Madaus, J.W., Shaw, S.F., Banerjee, M, & Vitello, S.J. (in press). State implementation of the summary of performance requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.

Parker, D.R., White, C.E., Collins, L., Banerjee, M. & McGuire, J.M. (in press). Learning Technologies Management System (LiTMS):  A Multidimensional Service Delivery Model for College Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. AHEAD Alert.

Shaw, S. F., Madaus, J.W., & Banerjee, M. (2009). 20 ways to enhance access to   postsecondary education for students with disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 44(3), 185-189.

Banerjee, M. & Gregg, N. (invited manuscript for special issue 2009). Redefining accessibility in postsecondary technology blended courses. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal.

Shaw, F.S., Keenan, W.R., Madaus, J.W., & Banerjee, M. (submitted to Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability). Disability documentation, the Americans with Disabilities Education Act Amendments Act of 2008 and the Summary of Performance: How are they related?

Gregg, N. & Banerjee, M. (invited book chapter, 2008). Reading comprehension solutions for college students with dyslexia in an era of technology: An integrated approach. In G. Reid. (Ed.). Dyslexia: A Practitioner’s handbook. UK: Wiley Publishers.

 Parker, D. R., & Banerjee, M. (2007). Leveling the digital playing field: Assessing the learning technology needs of college-bound students with LD and/or ADHD. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 33(1), 5-14. 

Brinckerhoff, L.C., & Banerjee, M. (2007). Misconceptions regarding accommodations on high-stakes tests: Recommendations for preparing disability documentation for test takers with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 22(4), 246-255.

Banerjee, M., & Shaw, S.F. (2007). High stakes test accommodations: Documentation review by testing agencies in an era of change. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 32(3), 171-180.

Leu, D.J., Zawilinkski, L., Castek, J., Banerjee, M., Housand, B., Liu, Y., & O’Neil, M. (2007). What is new about the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In A. Berger, L. Rush, & J. Eakle (Eds.) Secondary school reading and writing: What research reveals for classroom practices. (pp. 37 – 68). Chicago, IL, NCTE/NCRLL.

Brinckerhoff, L.C., & Banerjee, M. (2006). Tech preparation: New challenges and opportunities for college-bound teens with LD and/or ADHD. Retrieve from http://www.schwablearning.org/articles.asp?r=1100&f=search

Brinckerhoff, L.C., & Banerjee, M. (2006). Questions to help teens assess their tech readiness for college. Retrieve from http://www.schwablearning.org/articles.asp?r=1100&f=search

Dolan, R.P., Hall, T.E., Banerjee, M., Chun, E., & Strangman, N. (2005). Applying principles of   universal design to test delivery: Effects of computer-based read-aloud on testing of high school students with learning disabilities. Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 3 (7). Retrieve from http://www.jtla.org

Boyle, E. A., Rosenberg, M.S., Connelly, V.J., Gallin-Washburn, S., Brinckerhoff, L.C., & Banerjee, M. (2003). The effects of audio texts on the acquisition of secondary-level content by students with mild disabilities. Learning Disability Quarterly, 26 (3). Retrieve from http://www.rfbd.org/mediapr23.htm

Banerjee, M., & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2002). Assessing student performance in distance education courses: Implications for testing accommodations for students with learning disabilities. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 27(3), 25-35.

Banerjee, M. (2002, Spring). Distance education and accommodations for students with learning disabilities: Implications for postsecondary service providers. Perspectives, (Quarterly publication of the International Dyslexia Association), 28(2),30-34.

Boyle, E. A., Rosenberg, M.S., Connelly, V.J., Gallin-Washburn, S., Brinckerhoff, L.C., & Banerjee, M. (2002). Reading’s SLiCK with new audio texts and strategies. Teaching Exceptional Children, 35(2), 50-55.

SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

Training materials, technical manuals, handbooks, surveys

Task force member, (2007). Educational Testing Service (ETS), New Guidelines for LD Documentation. Web link due for posting in November on ETS website.

Banerjee, M. (2006). Technology Training Modules. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities (UPLD), Postsecondary Education  Disability Unit.

Banerjee, M (2006). Student Survey of Technological Competencies. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities (UPLD), Postsecondary Education Disability Unit.

Banerjee, M. (2004). New author’s guide to manuscript review for Journal of Postsecondary Education website.

Banerjee, M. (2004). Learning Strategies. In University of Connecticut Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities (UPLD): Student Handbook (pp. 45) (4th ed., rev.). Storrs, CT: Postsecondary Education  Disability Unit.

Banerjee, M. (2002). Educational Testing Service Certificate of Eligibility Audit Study. Princeton, NJ: Office of Disability Policy, ETS.

Hebson, P. Gregory, D., Hames, L. & Banerjee, M. (1994). A Curriculum for Career Exploration, Career Planning, and Vocational Development. Birmingham, AL: Specific Learning Disability Program, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Facility.

OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Research and Education Consultant (April 2008). Conducted an internal audit of ‘Turn Around Letter” sent by ETS to test applicants with disabilities and presented audit findings in a report to Director of Disability Policy, ETS.

Consultant and Contributor (2007 - 2008). Designing scaffolded learning environments for tech blended courses for medical students in collaboration with University of Georgia, George Washington University, and Stanford University.

Editorial Board Member (2007). Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Praxis Teacher Certification Exam bias review (2007). Invited to offer comments on bias review protocol for the Praxis exam by Educational Testing Service.

Staff member, (2007). Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Associate Editor (2002 - 2006). Editorial Board, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Member (2007 – Present).  Neag School of Education Assessment Committee (by appointment of the Department Chair), University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Board Member, New England Division, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), 2008.

FUNDED GRANTS

2008 – 2011                Co-Principal Investigator, UDI Online: Applying Universal Design for Instruction to Online and Blended Courses. U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Demonstration Project (#P333A080053) to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education Program ($1,058,938.00).

2008 – 2009            Co-Principal Investigator, Large Faculty Grant, University of Connecticut,  

Learning Disability Documentation Review: A Process to Assist Decision-Making at the Postsecondary Level in an Era of Change

($17,293.00)

2002- 2005

Project Evaluator, Universal Design for Instruction. U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Demonstration Project (# P333A020038) to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education Program ($971,724.00)

2001 - 2003

Project Evaluator, Schwab Foundation Grant for Office of Accessible      Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA ($1,000,000.00)

2003 - 2004

Co-Principal Investigator, “Impact of Digitally Recorded Audio Books with Listening Strategy on Content Acquisition of Students with Mild Cognitive Disabilities”. Grant project sponsored by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University; Princeton, NJ ($63,000.00)

2002 - 2003

Principal Investigator, “Investigating the Impact of Enhanced Read Audio Books on Reading Comprehension of Elementary Grade Students with Learning Disabilities” funded by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Boston Unit, MA, ($10,000.00)

1998 - 1999                        Co-Principal Investigator, grant project, “Peer mentoring program for audio books: Collaboration between High School and College Students”, funded by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Headquarters, Princeton, NJ ($5,000)

1996-1997                Principal Investigator, Academic Technology Grant funded by the Center for Academic Technology at Lesley College, Cambridge, MA ($15,000.00)

OTHER GRANT WRITING ACTIVITIES

Assistive Technology Consultant: Banerjee, M.

     (Wrote narrative section of RFP on digitalization and eTools, significance of eLiteracy, and participated in weekly discussions on proposal development. RFP submitted by University of Georgia on June 20, 2008.)

     Extramural sponsor:    Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education

     Project period             Three years (2009 – 2012)

     Cost                            $1,024,498.00

     Status:                                 Pending      

  • Project title

Systematic Access to Learning through Technology and Training (SALTT)

    Project consultant

Banerjee, M.                                                                         (Wrote sections of RFP and participated in discussion of intervention proposal for project. RFP submitted in partnership with University of Georgia.)

   Extramural sponsor

Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

   Project period

Three years (2008 – 2011)

   Cost

$1,600,045.00

  • Project title

Adaptive Instruction, Adaptive Assessment: Making Inductive Geometry Accessible for All Learners

   Project consultant

Banerjee, M.                                                                        (Wrote sections of the rationale for study and assessment of intervention plan.)

   Extramural sponsor

Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

   Project period

Three years (2006 – 2009)

   Cost

$1,450,066.00

   Status

Not funded

  • Project title

Inclusive High Stakes Tests: A Methodology for Including High School Students’ Self-Knowledge of Test Taking Skills within Test Design

   Project manager

Banerjee, M.                                                                          (Wrote proposal prospectus.)

   Extramural sponsor

Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Unsolicited Application

   Project period

Two years (2006 - 2007)

   Cost

$296, 205.00

   Status

Not funded

  • Project title

Learning through Listening: Embedded audio scaffolds in audio books for students at-risk for reading

   Project manager

Banerjee, M.                                                                               (Wrote section on intervention, research design, and evaluation of proposal.)

   Extramural sponsor

National Science Foundation

   Project period

Three years ( 2002 – 2005)

   Direct costs

$1,200,000.00

   Status

Not funded

SCHOLARLY REPUTATION

Invited Speaker Presentations

Banerjee, M. & Mcguire, J.M. (2009, April). A Study of College Students’ Choices of Test Design Features: Implications for Universally Designed Computer-Based High Stakes Testing. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

Banerjee, M. & Gregg, N. (2009 April). Reading Comprehension Solutions for College Students with Dyslexia in an Era of Technology: An Integrated Approach. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2008, June). Next generation support services: Redefining accessibility in an era of tech blended courses. Three day strand presentation at the 20th Postsecondary Disability Training Institute. Sponsored by Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Portland, ME.

Banerjee, M. (2008, April). New directions in universal design for instruction, 7th Annual Disabilities Symposium. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2008, April). Determining technical skill competency from LD documentation: A new breed of diagnostic report. CT AHEAD, Willimantic, CT.

Banerjee, M. & McGuire, J. (2008, June). Educational technology and its implications universal design for instruction. Northeast Regional Computing Program. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

Banerjee, M. (2007, November). Tipping points in reviewing LD documentation. 5th Annual Testing Agency Disability Forum. ACT, Iowa City, IA.

Banerjee, M. (2007, November). Examinee choice in test design: Implications for universally designed high stakes tests. Assessment Colloquia. Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2007, November). Universal design for instruction (UDI): Moving beyond accessibility into classroom application. World Usability Day New England conference, Dartmouth, NH.

Banerjee, M. (2007, October). Determining technology skills and competencies from LD documentation: A new breed of disability documentation. Regional Assessment and Resource Center Retreat sponsored by Queens University, Toronto, Canada.

Banerjee, M.

(2007, September). Interviewed by editor of Disability Compliance for Higher Education, LPR Publications on views regarding Technological Preparedness for College for Students with Learning Disabilities.

Banerjee, M. (2007, June). Universal design for instruction (UDI): Implementing inclusive teaching practices on a college campus. Invited half-day professional development workshop at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ.

Banerjee, M. &  Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2007, June). Technological preparedness for college: Implications for high school transition planning and postsecondary disability service delivery. Three day strand presented at 19th  Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Banerjee, M. (2007, May). Universal design in assessment: A study of examinee choice in test design. Educational Testing Service (ETS), Office of Disability Policy, Annual Review Panel meeting, ETS, Princeton, NJ.

McGuire, J.M. & Banerjee, M. (2006, October). Implementing universal design for instruction (UDI): An approach for inclusive teaching. Invited professional development workshop at Curry College, Milton, MA.

Banerjee, M. (2006, October). Tech transition planning: The key to college success. Invited speaker at Addressing the Achievement Gap: Students with LD Preparing for Transition from High School to College conference sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the National Council on Learning Disabilities (NCLD), Princeton, NJ.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2006, June). Crafting effective LD documentation “updates”: Palatable enough for disability service providers and potent enough for high-stakes testing agencies. Three day strand presented at the 18th  Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Burlington, VT.

Parker, D. R. & Banerjee, M. (2006, June). Universal design meets learning technologies: A new model for disability service providers. Single session presentation at the 18th Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Burlington, VT.

Shaw, S.F. & Banerjee, M. (2006, June). Using the new summary of performance in the disability documentation process. Post conference session presented at 18th Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Burlington, VT.

Banerjee, M. (2006, December). Research initiatives by testing agencies: Policy informing practice. Invited speaker at the 4th Annual Testing Agencies Disability Forum, Washington, DC.

Banerjee, M. (2005, December). Misuses of psychometric evidence. Presentation at the 3rd Annual Testing Agencies Disability Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2005, June). Accommodations for a technology infused learning environment. Three day strand presented at the 17th Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Portland, ME.

Banerjee, M. &  Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2004, June). Unraveling accommodation dilemmas for service providers in a rapidly changing postsecondary environment. Three day strand presented at the 16th Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Mt. Snow, VT.

Brinckerhoff, L.C., Banerjee, M. & Lendman, C. (2003, May). Documentation and disability awareness training. Invited two day workshop at General Education Development (GED) Testing Service, American Council on Education, Washington, DC.

Banerjee, M. (2003, January). Assistive technology for students with learning disabilities, Presentation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Keynote address  (2001, November). Accommodations for the virtual classroom: Changing skills, competencies, and practices for service providers. Texas Association on Higher Education and Disability, TEXAS AHEAD, Arlington, TX.

Banerjee, M., Bisagno, J., Brinckerhoff, L.C., Byron, J., McGuire, J.M., & Russell, L. (2001, June). Leadership issues for veterans in the field.  Three day strand at the 13th Annual Postsecondary Training Institute, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut, Portland, ME.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

Banerjee, M. & McGuire, J. (2008, January). Promoting inclusion and universal design in high stakes tests through examinee choice for test design. Presentation at Hawaii International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Banerjee, M., McGuire, M. & Brinckerhoff, L. (2008, January). Technology competency requirements in postsecondary education: Implications for transition planning for students with learning disabilities. Presentation at Hawaii International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2007, July). Technology competency requirements in American colleges: Implications for transition planning for students with learning disabilities. Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Higher Education and Disability, Innsbruck, Austria.

Brinckerhoff, L. C. & Banerjee, M. (2007, July). Determining reasonable accommodations for test takers with disabilities: An international dilemma. Presentation at the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Charlotte, NC.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2007, February). Tech preparation: New challenges for college bound students with LD/ADHD. Presentation at the 44th Annual Learning Disability Association of America (LDA) conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Brinckerhoff, L.C. & Banerjee, M. (2006, July).Updating LD/ADHD documentation: Securing accommodations for high stakes tests and college coursework. Presentation at the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), San Diego, CA.

Banerjee, M., McGuire, J.M., Hannafin, R. & Scott, S.S. (2006, April). Using adapted test-preparation materials for inclusive assessment practices for students with learning disabilities. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, San Francisco, CA.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2005, March). Beyond documentation guidelines: A legitimate diagnosis or psychometric seduction. Presentation at the 42nd Learning Disability Association of America (LDA) conference, Reno, NV.

Banerjee, M. (2005, March). Effective use of audio books for struggling readers at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Presentation at the 42nd Learning Disability Association of America (LDA), Reno, NV.

Banerjee, M. (2004, June). Universal design, digital technologies, and large-scale assessment. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference on Large-Scale Assessment, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Boston, MA.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2004, July). Technological preparedness for students with LD and ADHD: Implications for transition to college. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Higher Education and Disability, Innsbruck, Austria.

Banerjee, M. (July 2003).  A strategies toolbox for students with learning disabilities: Reading with audio textbooks. Presentation at the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Dallas, TX.

Banerjee, M. (2003, November). Technological preparedness for students with LD: Implications for transition and college readiness. Presentation at the 54th Annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) conference, San Diego, CA.

Banerjee, M. (2002, March). Beyond access: Determining accommodations for students with learning disabilities in distance education courses. Presentation at the Center on Disabilities, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Los Angeles, CA.

Banerjee, M. (2002, April). Are audio books helping your students? Take the MARS test. Presentation at the Learning Disability Association (LDA) of America, Denver, CO, February, 2002.

Banerjee, M. (2002, June). Developing review guidelines for international documentation for students with learning disabilities. Presentation at the 2002 International Conference on Multilingual and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Dyslexia, Washington, D.C.

Banerjee, M. (2002, October). Successful audio book users: Implications for strategy deployment for students with learning disabilities. Presentation at the  24th Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) International conference, Denver, CO.

Banerjee, M. & Brinckerhoff, L.C. (2002, November). Accommodating the disability vs. accommodating the strategy: Implications for extra-time accommodation. Presentation at the 53rd International Dyslexia Association annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Banerjee, M. (2001, June). Determining test accommodations for students with LD in distance education courses. Presentation at the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Portland, OR.

Banerjee M. (2001, July). Learning through listening: A matching tool for audio book users (AMPS), Presentation at the Association on Higher Education and Disability, Portland, OR.

Banerjee, M. (2001, April). Active listening: A strategy for successful use of audio textbooks. Presentation at the Learning Disability Association of America-International Conference, New York.

Banerjee, M. (2001, April). Active listening for students using audio textbooks. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Kansas City, KN.

CERTIFICATION

Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDT- C), New Jersey, 1990.

Teacher of the Handicapped, New Jersey Department of Education, 1987.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Invited member, Beta Sigma Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society of Education

Harris Kahn Dissertation Award for best dissertation in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2008.

Vivienne D. Litt Memorial Award for leadership in the field of Learning Disabilities, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2006.

Doctoral Student Award, (Educational Psychology Department) University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2006.

Graduate student liaison to Special Education Faculty, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2005-2006.

Presidential Tuition Grant in Aid award, Pennsylvania State University, 1981 and     1983  84.

Merit Scholarship, Central Institute of Education, New Delhi, 1979.

MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Member, Learning Disability Consortium New England

Member, Connecticut Association of Higher Education and Disability

Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

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