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Cynthia Okolo

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Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Indiana University

Cynthia Okolo is a professor emeritus of special education. Her research focused on improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities through the integration of technology into the classroom. She also studied how Universal Design for Learning (UDL)-aligned instructional practices can improve learning and behavior. Her current projects involve the development of literacy tools and strategies for using digital reading materials and teacher preparation for the implementation of UDL. Most of her work has been conducted in middle and high schools and in diverse classrooms that include students with and without disabilities. She is Past President and Professional Development Co-Chair of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.