University Consortium Member
Michigan State University
Claudia Pagliaro is an associate professor of special education (deaf/hard of hearing). Her research focuses on mathematics instruction and learning with deaf and hard-of-hearing students (P-12).
She is particularly interested in the areas of problem solving and the influence of a visual language (American Sign Language) on mathematics understanding. Pagliaro has been the PI/Co-PI on several federally-funded research and teacher preparation projects including most recently, Solving Story Problems in the Primary Grades, which has brought new insight into problem-solving instruction and learning with deaf/hard-of-hearing elementary students; the Building Math Readiness in Young Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children: Parents as Partners development project, which helps parents to prepare their pre-K/K deaf/hard-of-hearing children for formal mathematics learning; and the Pacific Island Learning Initiative (PILI) in Deaf Education project, which prepares teachers for deaf/hard-of-hearing students in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Pagliaro has presented her work nationally and internationally, and has numerous publications in distinguished research and practitioner journals as well as invited chapters in textbooks.