Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Area Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University, in New Haven, CT. Before coming to SCSU, she worked as a general and special educator in K-12 public schools. Her primary research interests involve children’s literacy development across the K-to-12 grade span; common types of literacy difficulties; and teachers’ knowledge base and preparation for teaching reading. She has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as several books. Her latest book is "The Power of RTI and Reading Profiles: A Blueprint for Solving Reading Problems" published by Brookes.
Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of Reading Psychology, TEACHING Exceptional Children, and Annals of Dyslexia. In addition, for many years she has prepared both general and special educators to teach literacy, including managing and supervising a tutoring program that pairs preservice teacher candidates with elementary students who are struggling in reading.