The Fuchs Research Group is a team of dedicated researchers at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University who engage in research to further the understanding of how best to teach reading and mathematics to improve reading and math outcomes for young students with learning disabilities or students who are at risk for developing learning disabilities. Their research has led to the publication of many peer-reviewed journal articles and the creation of a variety of Tier 1 and Tier 2 intervention programs and curriculum-based assessments.

Evidence-Based Intervention Programs & Assessment Tools

These evidence-based intervention programs are born out of years of research. Many of these programs have been independently evaluated and are recognized as being effective from both an academic and a cost perspective. All of the assessments are curriculum based measurements.

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First Grade
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A 1st Grade Reading Program is in the final development stage.
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Second Grade
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Third Grade
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Fourth Grade
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Fifth Grade
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Sixth Grade
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Seventh Grade
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High School
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Program Training Workshops

We invite you to schedule a workshop with one of our math or reading trainers for any our evidence-based intervention programs. You and your colleagues will learn about the research behind the programs, gain a strong understanding of the program objectives, receive valuable implementation tips and insight into implementation techniques, and receive real-time experience working on a sampling of lessons. Our trainers come to your school so you won’t need to travel.

Programs Available for Training

PALS Reading                                                    PALS Math                                                   Math Interventions

Workshop Costs

Depending on the workshop you choose, the presenter’s fee is estimated to be between $1,500 to $1,800  plus travel expenses. All workshop participants need a teacher’s manual which can be purchased from Vanderbilt University prior to the training workshop. We encourage you to place your order for everyone in your group attending training two to three weeks prior to the date of your training, and mark the date of your training on the order form or the purchase order. If you have any questions, would like additional information, or you would like to schedule training, please Contact Us. Follow-up training is also available.

Read About Our Trainers

We are proud of the dedicated professional staff members we have that are available to respond to your program-related questions, and the experienced trainers that provide hands-on training at your school.

Name Affiliation Area of Specialization
Caity Craddock Vanderbilt University Hot Math
Janie Hodge Clemson University PALS Reading
Devin Kearns University of Connecticut PALS Reading
Amelia Malone Vanderbilt University PALS Math & Fraction Face-Off!
Kristen McMaster University of Minnesota PALS Reading
Paul Morgan Pennsylvania State University PALS Reading
Sarah Powell University of Texas at Austin Pirate Math, Number Rockets, & Math Wise
Pam Stecker Clemson University PALS Reading
Robin Schumacher Fraction Face-Off!
Jessica Toste University of Texas at Austin PALS Reading
Amber Wang Vanderbilt University PALS Math