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Karen Steinbach

TitleProgram Manager
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentLearning Disabilities Research Program
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    University of Guelph, Guelph, ONM.A.08/1991Applied Child Psychology
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ONBSc04/1989Biology and Psychology

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    Karen Steinbach is an Empower™ Program Manager with the Learning Disabilities Research Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada. Since 1991, she has supervised and coordinated multi-site research studies in Canada and the US, involving thousands of children and teens with reading disabilities. In 2015, she received an award for clinical research excellence by the Research Institute at SickKids. Since 2006, Ms. Steinbach has co-directed more than 44 partnerships with school districts and institutions across Canada as part of knowledge translation initiatives with Empower™ Reading and has personally trained and mentored over 400 teachers. She is also leading implementation of Empower™ Reading programs at Yale University as part of a study in New Haven schools. She is part of a team training and mentoring teachers in under-serviced First Nations communities in Northern Quebec. Ms. Steinbach regularly participates in presentations to parents, educators, and healthcare professionals, and has several publications in high impact research journals. In addition, Ms. Steinbach served on the Ministry of Education advisory committee for research and implementation of Empower™ Reading.


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    1. Frijters JC, Lovett MW, Steinbach KA, Wolf M, Sevcik RA, Morris RD. Neurocognitive predictors of reading outcomes for children with reading disabilities. J Learn Disabil. 2011 Mar-Apr; 44(2):150-66. PMID: 21383107.
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    2. Morris RD, Lovett MW, Wolf M, Sevcik RA, Steinbach KA, Frijters JC, Shapiro MB. Multiple-component remediation for developmental reading disabilities: IQ, socioeconomic status, and race as factors in remedial outcome. J Learn Disabil. 2012 Mar-Apr; 45(2):99-127. PMID: 20445204.
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    3. Lovett MW, De Palma M, Frijters J, Steinbach K, Temple M, Benson N, Lacerenza L. Interventions for reading difficulties: a comparison of response to intervention by ELL and EFL struggling readers. J Learn Disabil. 2008 Jul-Aug; 41(4):333-52. PMID: 18560021.
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    4. Lovett MW, Steinbach KA, Frijters JC. Remediating the core deficits of developmental reading disability: a double-deficit perspective. J Learn Disabil. 2000 Jul-Aug; 33(4):334-58. PMID: 15493096.
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    5. Lovett MW, Barron RW, Forbes JE, Cuksts B, Steinbach KA. Computer speech-based training of literacy skills in neurologically impaired children: a controlled evaluation. Brain Lang. 1994 Jul; 47(1):117-54. PMID: 7922474.
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