Carol LaSasso, PhD
Dr. LaSasso is a Professor in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. She is affiliated with the Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Literacy (VL2) at Gallaudet University and the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University which employs fMRI and behavioral methods to examine language and cognition of deaf individuals from oral, signing, and cueing backgrounds. She has served as President of the Special Interest Group in Reading and Deafness for the International Reading Association and has published extensively in the areas of phonological abilities, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and test-taking abilities of deaf children and youth. Dr. LaSasso has directed diagnostic reading clinics for more than 400 deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents from ASL, MCE signing, oral, and Cued Speech backgrounds in Washington D.C., Connecticut, and North Carolina. Dr. LaSasso currently mentors Ph.D. students, guides dissertation research, teaches Ph.D. seminars, and directs federal personnel preparation grants from the U.S. Department of Education.