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Roger Pierangelo, B.C.S.E., FSICPP, FCICPP

Professor of Special Education

B.S., St. John's UniversityM.S.Ed., P.D., Queens CollegePh.D., Yeshiva University

Description

Dr. Roger Pierangelo is a full-time Full Professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs, served for 18 years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education, has over 30 years of experience in the public-school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist, a consultant to numerous private and public schools, PTA and SEPTA groups, and a consultant to CNN and US News and World Report on issues involving special education. Dr. Pierangelo has also been an evaluator for the New York State Office of Vocational and Rehabilitative Services and a director of a private clinic. He is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and has been in private practice for 30 years, certified school psychologist, and a Board-Certified Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology. Dr. Pierangelo currently holds the office of Executive Director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET), Executive Director of The American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP), and Vice-President of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE). 
Dr. Pierangelo earned his B.S. from St. John's University, M.S. from Queens College, Professional Diploma from Queens College, Ph.D. from Yeshiva University, and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology. Dr. Pierangelo is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, New York State Union of Teachers, and Phi Delta Kappa. 
Dr. Pierangelo is the author of the Special Educator’s Survival Guide and the Special Education Teacher's Book of Lists, published by Jossey Bass and author of 301 Ways to be a Loving Parent, published by SPI Publishers. He is the co-author of The Educator's Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders (EDM), The Special Educators Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests, and The Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests, all published by Jossey Bass; the co-author of college textbooks titled, Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach(2nd ed.); Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach; and Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Diagnosis, Assessment, and Teaching, all published by Allyn and Bacon; co-author of Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades K-5; Why Your Students Do What They Do-and What to Do When They Do It-Grades 6-12; Creating Confident Children in the Classroom: The Use of Positive Restructuring, and What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs, all published by Research Press; co-author of The Big Book of Special Education Resources, and the co-author of an eight book “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to…” 10-book series, with the titles: The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to IEP Development, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to the 100 Most FAQ Asked by About Special Education the Special Education Process, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Eligibility in Special Education, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Assessment in Special Education, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Working with Students with ADHD, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI), The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Special Education Classroom, The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Autism, and The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Learning Disabilities, and The Classroom Teacher’s Behavior Management Tool box to be published by IAP Publishers.
Dr. Pierangelo has also written numerous articles for the NY Law Review and has worked as an expert witness and Parent Coordinator in separation and divorce cases for the Nassau County Supreme Court for the last 18 years.


Specialties

Clinical Psychology, Special Education Assessment, Forensic Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology

Publications

  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders” (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Special Educator’s Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests” (2006)
  • Author, “The Special Educator’s Survival Guide” (2005)
  • Author, “The Special Educator’s Book of Lists” (2nd ed., 2004; 1st ed., 1995 )
  • Co-author, “The Special Educator’s Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests” (1998)
  • Co-author, “301 Ways to Be A Loving Parent” (1993)
  • Co-author, “Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach” (3rd ed., 2008; 2nd ed., 2006; 1st ed., 2001)
  • Co-author, “Instructor’s Manual to Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach” (3rd ed., 2008; 2nd ed., 2006; 1st ed., 2001)
  • Co-author, “Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Foundations, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Teaching” (2006)
  • Co-author, “Instructor’s Manual to Learning Disabilities: A Practical Approach to Understanding, Diagnosing, and Teaching Students” (2006)
  • Co-author, “Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach” (2004)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders” (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Special Educator’s Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests” (2006)
  • Author, “The Special Educator’s Survival Guide” (2005)
  • Co-author, “The Special Educator’s Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests” (1998)
  • Co-author, “The Complete Guide to Special Education Transition Services” (1998)
  • Co-author, “The Parent’s Complete Guide to Special Education” (1998)
  • Author, “The Survival Kit for the Special Education Teacher”
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding, Developing, and Writing Effective IEPs” (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to 100 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Special Education Process” (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Special Education Eligibility” (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Big Book of Special Education Resources” (2006)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Assessment in Special Education” (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)” (2008)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders” (2008)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Setting up Your Special Education Classroom” (2008)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management Techniques for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder” (2008)
  • Co-author, “The Educator’s Step-by-Step Guide to Classroom Management Techniques for Students with Autism” (2008)
  • Co-author, (2008). The educator’s step-by-step guide to classroom management techniques for students with learning disabilities. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
  • Co-author, “Creating the Confident Child in the Classroom: The Use of Positive Restructuring in Schools” (2001)
  • Co-author, “Why Your Students Do What They Do and What to Do When They Do It – Grades K-5” (2000)
  • Co-author, “Why Your Students Do What They Do and What to Do When They Do It – Grades 6-12” (2000)
  • Co-author, “What Every teacher Needs to Know About Students with Special Needs” (2000)
  • Author, “Adolescent Learning Style, Self Concept and Social Interaction”
  • Co-author, “The Reluctant Teenager in Separation and Divorce Cases,” published in the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Review (2007)
  • Co-author, “Civility Coaching: A Missing Piece in the Separation and Divorce Process,” published in the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Review (2007)
  • Co-author, “Arena Parenting: An Effective Solution for Parents Living Together During the Separation and Divorce Process,” published in the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Review (2008)

Affiliations

  • Board Certified Diplomate-Fellow in Forensic Sciences, International College of Professional Psychology (ICPP)
  • Board Certified Diplomate-Fellow in Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology, International College of Professional Psychology (ICPP)
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
  • Member, New York State Psychological Association
  • Member, Nassau County Psychological Association
  • Member, New York State United Teachers
  • Member, American Federation of Teachers
  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa