Early childhood inclusive education
Literacy development in young children with and without disabilities
Co-Director UNI Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language, & Learning
Participating in several projects related to the literacy and communication development of students with significant developmental disabilities
Kliewer, C., Biklen, D., & Petersen, A. J. (2015). At the end of intellectual disability. Harvard Educational Review, 85, 1-28.
Kliewer, C. (September, 2013). Helping children with disabilities develop language and literacy. ExpertBeacon (expertbeacon.com).
Kliewer, C. (2008). Seeing all kids as readers: A new vision for literacy in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
Kliewer, C. (2008). Joining the flow: Fostering written language learning in young children with significant developmental disabilities through the four currents of literacy. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.
Kliewer, C., & Biklen, D. (2007). Enacting literacy: Local understanding, significant disability, & a new frame for educational opportunity. Teachers College Record, 109, 2579-2600.
Kliewer, C., Biklen, D., Kasa-Hendrickson, C. (2006). Who may be literate? Disability and
resistance to the cultural denial of competence. American Educational Research Journal, 43, 163-192.
BS Elementary Education, Iowa State University
MA Special Education, Syracuse University
Ph.D. Teaching and Leadership, Syracuse University