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2008 Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Lissa Power-deFur is the author of a recently published book

July 24, 2008

Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Communication, Literacy and Learning, is the author of the recently published book Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Federal, State, and Local Requirements. The manual, published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and part of its series related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), is “designed to assist speech-language pathologists who work with students with disabilities,” Dr. Power-deFur wrote in the introduction. A speech-language pathologist and teacher of the deaf, Dr. Power-deFur previously worked in special education for the Virginia Department of Education for 18 years. While there, she was responsible for the revision to the state special education requirements in response to the prior reauthorization of IDEA. She is an active volunteer with ASHA and served on its No Child Left Behind Advisory Committee and chaired a subcommittee on Medicaid billing in schools.