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Carol Wren

Dr. Carol Wren is Associate Professor of Education (Emerita) and former Associate Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Wren founded and directed Project Learning Strategies (PLuS), a comprehensive support program that she established in 1984 with support from the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE). One of the first of its kind in Illinois, the PLuS program provides one-on-one instructional support by learning disabilities specialists as well as a wide range of accommodations.

Education

  • PhD in Communication Disorders (Learning Disabilities), Northwestern University
  • MA in Communication Disorders (Learning Disabilities), Northwestern University
  • BA in Political Science, Northwestern University
Courses Taught
  • LSI 346 Strategies for Mainstreaming
  • ECE 307 Speech and Language Development of the Young Child
  • ECE 309 Preschool Exceptional Child
  • LSI 421 Formal Assessment in Special Education  (online)
  • LSI 443 Psychological Tests and Methods in Diagnosis
  • LSI 444 Characteristics and Diagnosis of Reading and Learning Disabilities
  • LSI 445 Remediation of Reading and Learning Disabilities
  • LSI 446 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (online)
  • LSI 542 Testing and Diagnosis of Reading and Learning Disabilities: Practicum I
  • LSI 543 Testing and Diagnosis of Reading and Learning Disabilities: Practicum II
  • LSI 544 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities: Practicum III
  • LSI 467 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities II (online)

Research Interests
Dr. Wren is interested in the connection between cognitive and affective aspects of disabilities and her research has focused on outcomes for adults with learning disabilities.

Selected Publications
Murray, C., Lombardi, A., & Wren, C. T. (2010). The effects of disability-focused training on the attitudes and perceptions of university staff. Remedial and Special Education

Murray, C., Wren, C., Stevens, E., & Keys, C. (2009) “Promoting University Faculty and Staff Awareness of Students With Learning Disabilities: An Overview of the Productive Learning u Strategies Project.” Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Murray, C. Lombardi, A., Wren, C. T., & Keys, C. (2009). The effects of disability-focused training, types of training, and training duration on university faculty attitudes and perceptions regarding university students with learning disabilities.Leaning Disability Quarterly

Murray, C., Flannery, B., Wren, C. (2008). University staff members’ attitudes and knowledge about learning disabilities and disability support services. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Wren, C. (2000). Hanging By a Twig: Understanding and Counseling Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD (With therapeutic commentary by Jay Einhorn). New York: W.W. Norton Professional Books.​