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Sara Hines

Assistant Professor of Special Education/Learning Disabilities

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 Dr. Hines received her PhD in Special Education with a specialization in Learning Disabilities from the University of Maryland. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Hines was an educator of students with learning disabilities with a specialization in reading instruction, teaching and supervising teachers working with students of all ages, from pre-school to adult.



This academic year at Hunter, Dr. Hines teaches two methods classes that focus on reading, mathematics, and writing, as well as an assessment course. She also supervises Hunter students who work with individual children in the Hunter Learning Lab. Prior to coming to Hunter, Dr. Hines taught reading courses at American University in Washington DC, and assessment courses at the University of Maryland, College Park.



Dr. Hines is the co-author of a beginning reading series ‘Rime to Read: A program for Beginning Readers’. She is also the co-author of the chapter on learning disabilities in the most recent edition of  “Assessment of Childhood Disorders” edited by E. Mash and R. Barkley (2007). A recent article, which reports on an onset-rime based reading intervention study she conducted, appeared in Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Dr. Hines’ research interests are related to the identification of learning disabilities, and to the effectiveness of reading instruction for students with learning disabilities. She is currently preparing three articles: two relate to vocabulary instruction, and one reports on the effectiveness of a color-coded, onset-rime decoding intervention.

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