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Lauren Foxworth

Ph.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Lauren Foxworth earned her Ph.D. in special education from The Pennsylvania State University, where she conducted intervention research to strengthen writing quality and support self-regulation skills of students with high-incidence disabilities and struggling writers. Her work has been published in several journals, including Journal of Adolescent & Adult LiteracyBehavioral DisordersInternational Journal of Research in Learning Disabilities, and Exceptionality. Dr. Foxworth is a certified special education teacher (k-12), with experience teaching students with disabilities across contents in inclusive and self-contained classroom settings in the NJ public school system.  

Scholarly Interests:

Instructional methods for individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities; self-regulated strategy development; explicit instruction; interventions and instruction for strengthening reading and writing skills.

Courses Taught:

SPED 522: Remedial Instruction; SPED 609: Assessment and Remediation of Severe Reading Disabilities; SPE 490: Practicum in Special Education; SPED 597/DFHH 597: Special Topics; SPED 695: Internship II (Student Teaching)

Select Publications:

Foxworth, L. L. & Mason, L. H. (2017). Effective instruction for reading and writing-to-learn. In R. Fildago, K. Harris, & M. Braaksma (Eds.), Design Principles for Teaching Effective Writing. Brill Editions.

Foxworth, L. L., Mason, L. H., & Hughes, C. A. (2016). Improving narrative writing skills of students with disabilities. Exceptionality.

Foxworth, L. L. & Hashey, A. (2015). Helping Students with disabilities meet secondary-level writing standards using research-based writing interventions and technology. DLD New Times Newsletter, 1-5.

Valasa (Foxworth), L. L., Mason, L. H., Hughes, C.A. (2015). Essay-writing interventions for adolescents with high-incidence disabilities: A review of research. International Journal of Research in Learning Disabilities, 2, 72-97.

Mason, L. H., Kubina, R. M., & Valasa (Foxworth), L. L., Cramer, A. M. (2010). Evaluating effective writing instruction for adolescent students in an emotional and behavior support setting. Behavioral Disorders, 35, 140-156.

Mason, L. H., Benedek-Wood, E., & Valasa (Foxworth), L. L. (2010). Teaching low achieving students to self-regulate persuasive quick write responses. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 53, 303-312.

Select Presentations:

Foxworth, L.L. Delivering Strong, Inclusive Lessons: A Review of Research-Grounded Techniques, Council for Learning Disabilities, Portland, OR, 2018.

Foxworth, L. L., Mason, L. H., Hashey, A. Improving Narrative Writing Skills of Secondary Students using Self-Regulated Strategy Development. Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO, April, 2016.

Cameron, C. & Valasa (Foxworth), L. L. An Evaluation of the Theoretical Frameworks that Drive Reading Comprehension Interventions at the Tier 2 and 3 Levels: A Review of Research. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

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