Harrison, Gina


Phone number: (250) 721-7783
Email: harrison@uvic.ca
Department: Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies

Research description:

My research is aimed at understanding the cognitive and linguistic aspects of reading and writing development and difficulties in diverse groups of children and adults. A main focus of my work is aimed at literacy promotion across the lifespan as foundational to developmental health. My work also focuses on effective assessment, identification, and intervention approaches for literacy-based learning difficulties within current special education service delivery models.

Health related research:

A major focus of my research is the enhancement of developmental health in children and adults with literacy-based learning difficulties.

International activities:

I am involved in several international organizations including the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD), the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

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