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Joseph K. Torgesen

Joseph Torgesen is the Robert M. Gagne Professor of Psychology and Education at Florida State University and the Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research. He also is currently serving as the Director of the Eastern Regional Reading First Technical Assistance Center. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1976. He has been conducting research with children who have learning problems for over 25 years, and is the author of over 170 articles, book chapters, books, and tests related to reading and learning disabilities. Throughout his career, Dr. Torgesenís work has been continuously supported by research grants from private foundations, the State of Florida, the U.S. Office of Education, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. For the last 15 years, he has been part of the effort supported by the NICHD to learn more about the nature of reading difficulties and ways to prevent and remediate reading problems in children. His current professional service includes membership on the editorial boards of six research journals as well as membership on the professional advisory board for the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Scientific Advisory board of the Haan Foundation for Children.


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