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Amy Accardo, Ed.D., Instructor

Office: Herman D. James Hall 3050

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 and M-F by appointment

Phone Number: 856-256-4708


About Amy Accardo, Ed.D.

Dr. Amy Accardo is Coordinator for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Program. She received her Doctor of Education in Special Education degree from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA, and her Master of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science degrees from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Accardo’s professional experience includes extensive public school background, having served as a middle school special education teacher for fifteen years. In 2006, Dr. Accardo founded Bucks County Learning Connections LLC, providing developmental support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. 

As a member of the Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education (IIE) Department within the College of Education, Dr. Accardo teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses including: Differentiated Instruction in the Inclusive ClassroomHuman ExceptionalitySpecialized InstructionCurriculum, Instruction and Transition;  Instructional Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Research Seminar in Special Education I and II.  She also provides clinical practice supervision for Rowan University teacher candidates. Her research agenda focuses on promoting thinking skills for individuals with disabilities through integrating evidence-based practices into teacher preparation programs.

Recent Publications:

Accardo, A. L. & Kuder, S. J., (in press-2017). Formative assessment and algebra

            instruction, Mathematics Teacher in the Middle School


Accardo, A.L. (in press-2016). Yoga as a school-wide-positive behavioral support. Childhood Education


Xin, J. F., Accardo, A. L., Shuff, M., Cormier, M., & Doorman, D. (2016). Integrating global

           content into special education teacher preparation programs. Teacher Education and

            Special Education, 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/0888406416631124


Accardo, A. L. (2015). Research synthesis: Effective practices for improving the reading

comprehension of students with autism spectrum disorder. DADD Online Journal,

2(1), 7-20.


Accardo, A. L. (2015) Effective Practices and teacher self-efficacy in teaching reading comprehension

            to learners with autism spectrum disorder. Scholarworks Graduate Theses & Dissertations.

            Paper 2.