About Dr Schneider

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Dr Schneider is a member of the American Psychological Association and the International Dyslexia Association, among others. She holds a PhD in Special Education; an EdS in Language, Reading, and Culture; and an MA in Educational Psychology. She also holds a summa cum laude bachelor's degree in English with a thematic minor in K-12 education, as well as an English-language learner endorsement (conferred by the state of Arizona). All of her degrees were awarded by the University of Arizona, where she was named College of Education Outstanding Graduate and nominated to the Phi Beta Kappa international honor society.

  • PhD in Special Education 

  • EdS in Language and Reading 

  • MA in Educational Psychology

  • Post-Graduate Training in Functional Behavioral Assessment & Autism Intervention 

  • Member, American Psychological Association

  • Member, International Dyslexia Association

  • Member, Learning Disabilities Association

  • Member, National Autism Association

  • Assessor & Regional Lead, All Special Kids

Dr Schneider is an expert in learning disorders whose work in the fields of special education and educational psychology appears in the Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis, the Journal of Reading Psychology, the International Dyslexia Association's Journal of Reading & Writing, the Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal Clinical Psychology, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, Springer's Handbook of Intelligence, Brookes' Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors, and Wiley's Woodcock-Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies, among others. She has also contributed to award-winning educational software programs, such as the MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach and the MindPlay Comprehensive Reading Program online interventions.


Dr Schneider has served as instructional faculty at the University of Arizona and as an evaluator and research associate on multi-year, federally-funded projects in the areas of behavioral intervention and reading remediation. Dr Schneider has also served as principal investigator on two large-scale, experimental studies of reading-language arts interventions. Dr Schneider has been invited to present her academic work and research at various international conferences, including the annual conferences of the International Dyslexia Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities, and the Learning Disabilities Association.


On a personal note, Dr Schneider is an expat and the mother of three children, one with a specific learning difference (dyslexia), one with a developmental disability, and one with giftedness (high potential). She understands the challenges and rewards of being a parent of children with special educational needs, and she appreciates just how difficult it can be to ensure appropriate supports for your child(ren) when living abroad. 


Below are some of the professional organizations of which Dr Schneider is a member:

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Below are some of the textbooks, encyclopedias, and educational software programs to which Dr Schneider has contributed:

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Dr Schneider has the high-level (Level C) qualification required to administer cognitive and achievement tests produced by the following publishers:

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