My research interests: 1) literacy acquisition at the early and middle childhood levels; 2) reading disabilities with screening assessments and continuing intervention; and 3) teacher preparation and professional development. I am interested in understanding how young children develop their reading skills to achieve reading success and how to identify and further help children who are at risk of reading disabilities. In addition, I am interested in how to get teachers informed with the importance of literacy and help them be knowledgable, maintain self-efficacy, and stay in the field. My work in BIRC will continue in literacy education and focus on reading disabilities/disorders. I will work on the project that can help to screen children’s reading disorder risk with early intervention effectively and efficiently. My previous work is consistent with my research interests. I conducted quantitative research on topics like teacher self-efficacy and spelling and meta-analyses about writing and reading disabilities.
PhD Texas A&M University 2018
Feng, L., Lindner, A., Ji, X. R., & Joshi, R. M. (2017). The roles of handwriting and keyboarding in writing: A meta-analytic review. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Advanced published online. doi:10.1007/s11145-017-9749-x
Hodges, T. S., Feng, L., Kuo, L. –J., & McTigue, E. (2016). Discovering the literacy gap: A systematic review of reading and writing theories in research. Cogent Education. Advanced published online. doi:10.1080/2331186X.2016.1228284
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