Michael J. Orosco

School of Education - Special Education
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2736
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 539
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Michael J. Orosco is an associate professor in education specializing in bilingual special education at the University of Kansas. He was a bilingual special education teacher in Colorado for five years before earning a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Interdisciplinary research includes developing a theoretical model of learning disabilities for English Learners (ELs) that includes the sociocognitive mechanisms that moderate mathematical and reading performance. The research program includes developing dynamic assessment situations that accurately diagnose learning disabilities and designing interventions to facilitate sociocognitive processes related to mathematical and reading comprehension in ELs. Finally, his research program also includes enhancing the sustainability of sociocognitive mathematical and reading interventions through professional development. Professor Orosco has published in several journals, including Exceptional Children, Exceptionality, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Special Education, Learning Disability Quarterly, Learning and Individual Differences, Reading & Writing Quarterly, and Theory into Practice. Professor Orosco serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Literacy Research, Learning Disability Quarterly, Multiple Voices, and Theory into Practice. Professor Orosco is a member of the American Education Research Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.

Teaching

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Orosco, M. J., (Co-Principal), Growth in Literacy, Language, and Cognition in Children with Reading Disabilities who are English Language Learners, U. S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, $1,438,691, (07/01/2009 - 06/30/2014) . Federal. Status: Funded.


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