Bilingual Educational Diagnosticians’ Perceptions of the Efficacy of Cognitive and Oral Language Tests for English Language Learners

  • Timeline: 2023-2024
  • Investigators: Elizabeth Hatala
  • Project Site: West Texas A&M University
  • Contact Information: Elizabeth Hatala 
  • Funding Source: Traylor Research Grant in Learning Disabilities
  • Project Status: The researcher plans to conduct survey research on examining bilingual educational diagnosticians' perceptions of the efficacy of cognitive and oral language tests for English language learners.

Lived Experience of Parents of Children With Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Timeline: 2023-2024
  • Investigators: Malvika Behl, Kenneth Denton, Betty Coneway, Mikyung Shin 
  • Project Site: West Texas A&M University
  • Contact Information: Malvika Behl,
  • Funding Source: Traylor Research Grant in Learning Disabilities
  • Project Status: The research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board. The team is recruiting parents of individuals with learning disabilities.

Challenges in Special Education Identification for Multilingual Learners

PERFECT–Providing Environment and Resources for STEM 9th-12th Graders in Effective Cybersecurity Training

  • Timeline: 2021 - 2024
  • Investigators: 1Gahangir Hossain, 2Mikyung Shin, and 3Guofei Gu
  • Project Site:  1University of North Texas,  2West Texas A&M University, and 3Texas A&M University 
  • Contact Information: Gahangir Hossain, and Mikyung Shin,
  • Funding Source: Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense
  • Project Status: Developing cybersecurity module contents and assessments. The team is recruiting high school STEM teachers for training on May 30th and 31st, 2024. Sign up at

An Examination of Family Cohesion and Self-Esteem as mediator of Bilingualism and Reading Achievement among Second-Generation Immigrant Students

Operation First Five: Potter County Parent Survey

  • Timeline: 2020 - present
  • Investigators: Betty Coneway and Traci Fredman
  • Contact Information: Betty Coneway,
  • Project Status: Collecting data

Evaluating Parent Perspectives of Students with Dyslexia

Using Virtual Manipulatives to Teach Fractions to Students with Mathematics Difficulties

Virtual Learning Assessment

Special Education Eligibility Identification Rates: A Comparative Analysis of Urban and Rural Communities 

A Mixed Methods Investigation of Cross-Age Reading Tutoring

Influence of Sustained Scholarship Opportunities on School Culture Acceptance

University-Based Preparation Practices of Preservice Special Education Teachers

 Planting the Seeds of College and Career Readiness in Preschool

An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Mindplay Virtual Reading Coach(MVRC) on Reading Comprehension in Elementary School Students

  • Timeline: 2016 - 2018
  • Investigators: Crystal Hughes, Teri Bingham, Adam Weiss, Conn Thomas, Angie Elkins, and Francis Goode
  • Project Site: West Texas A&M University
  • Contact Information: Crystal Hughes,
  • Project Status: This project was concluded and presented to the Center for Learning Disabilities in April 2019.