Sharlene Kiuhara
  • Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • Associate Professor, Special Education
  • Associate Professor, Special Education

Publications

  • Kladis, K., Hawken, L. S., Fisher, A. J., Stokes, K., O'Keeffe, B. V., O'Neille, R. E. & Kiuhara, S. A. (2020). Effects of check-in check-out on engagement of students demonstrating internalizing behaviors. Behavioral Disorders. Accepted, 10/2020.
  • Graham, S., Kiuhara, S. A., & Mackay, M. (2020). Examining school-based writing-to-learn interventions in science, social studies, and mathematics: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research. Vol. 90, 179-226. Published, 04/2020.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Gillespie Rouse, A., Dai, T., Witzel, B., Morphy, P., & Unker, B. (2020). Constructing Written Arguments to Develop Fraction Knowledge. Journal of Educational Psychology, 112(3), 584-607. doi: 10.1037/edu0000391. Published, 04/2020.
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  • *Bundock, K. & Hawken, L. S., Kiuhara, S. A., O'Keeffe, B., O'Neill, R., & Cummings, M. (2019). Teaching rate of change and problem solving to high school students with high incidence disabilities at Tier 3. Learning Disability Quarterly. Published, 11/2019.
  • Hacker, D. J. & Kiuhara, S. A., & Levin, J. R. (2019). A metacognitive intervention for teaching fractions to students with or at-risk for learning disabilities in mathematics. ZDM: International Journal on Mathematics Education. Vol. 51, 601-612. Published, 03/2019.
  • Graham, S., Kiuhara, S. A., Harris, K. R. & Fishman, E. (2017). The relationship among strategic writing behavior, writing motivation, and writing performance with young developing writers. Elementary School Journal. Vol. 118, 82-104. Published, 09/2017.
  • Gillespie Rouse, A., & Kiuhara, S. A. (2017). Self-Regulation Strategy Development in Writing for Students in Elemetnary and Middle Grades: Contributions and Promise. Learning Disabilites Research & Practice. doi: 10.111/ldrp.12140. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Leins, P., Cuenca-Carlino, Y., Kiuhara, S.A. & Jacobson, L. (2017). The flexibility of SRSD for teaching argumentative text at the secondary level. Intervention in School and Clinic. Published, 02/2017.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Kratochwill, T. R., & Pullen, P. C. (2017). Designing robust experimental single-case design research. In Kauffman, J. M., Hallahan, D. P., & Pullen, P. C. (Eds.), Handbook of special education (2 nd ed., pp. 116-136).New York, NY: Routledge. Published, 06/2017.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. (2015). Understanding fractions through writing: A tier 2 interventon for 4th to 6th grade students. Utah Mathematics Teacher. Vol. 8, 61-66. Published, 10/2015.
  • Gillespie, A. & Graham, S., Kiuhara, S. A., & Hebert, M. (2014). High school teachers' use of writing to support students' learning: A national survey. Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. 27, 1043-1072. Published, 02/2014.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. & Witzel, B. (2014). Math literacy strategies for students wtih learning difficulties. Childhood Education. Vol. 90, 234-238. Published, 02/2014.
  • Graham, S., Mckeown, D., Kiuhara, S. & Harris, K. R. (2012). A meta-analysis of writing instruction for students in the elementary grades. Journal of Educationaly Psychology. Vol. 104, 879-896. Published, 11/2012.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. & O'Neill, R., Hawken, L. & Graham, S. (2012). he effectiveness of teaching 10th grade students with a disability STOP, AIMS, and DARE for planning/drafting persuasive text. Exceptional Children. Vol. 78, 335-355. Published, 02/2012.
  • Sandmel, K., Huffman, K., Harris, K., Lane, K., Graham, S., Oakes, W., Kiuhara, S. A., & Stenibrecher, T. (2011). Success and failure with tier 2 SRSD for timed writing tests among 2nd through 5th grade students with wiritng and behavioral difficulties: Implications for evidence-based practice. In T.E. Scruggs and M. A., Mastropieri (Eds.), Assessment and intervention: Advances in learning and behavioral disabilites, Vol 24 (pp. 251-293). Bingley, UK: Emerald. Published, 09/2011.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. & Graham, S., & Hawken, L. (2009). Teaching writing to high school students: A national survey. Journal of Educational Psychology. Vol. 10, 136-160. Published, 02/2009.
  • McDonnell, J., Kiuhara, S. A., Collier, M. (2009). Transition to postsecondary education. In J. McDonnell & M. Hardman (Eds.), Transitions for students with severe disabilites (pp. 320-340). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Published, 09/2009.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. & Huefner, D. S. (2008). Students with psychiatric disabilities in higher education settings: The Americans with Disabilities Act and beyond. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. Vol. 19, 103-113. Published, 09/2008.
  • Gillespie Rouse, A., Kiuhara, S. A. & Kara, Y. (2021). Writing-to-learn in elementary classrooms: A national survey of U.S. teachers. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Published, 04/2021.

Research Keywords

  • Learning Disabled Education
  • Self-Regulated Strategy Development
  • Critical Thinking/Writing
  • Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • Professional Development
  • English as a Second Language

Presentations

  • Kiuhara, S. A. Inclusive Writing. In S. Graham (Chair), Do’s & do not’s of writing instruction. Invited presentation at the International Literacy Association’s Research Address and Round Table, New Orleans, LA. October 2019. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Burbank, M., Tolbert, M. S., Sorensen, L. J. Goldsmith, M. M., & Kiuhara, S. A. Menageries of mathematics: Meeting the needs of diverse learners in the middle school mathematics classroom. Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA. February 2019. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Gillespie Rouse, A., Kiuhara, S. A., Chow, J., & Ahn, C. Writing to Learn in Elementary Classrooms: Results of a National Survey. Poster presented at Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2019. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Bundock, K., & Kiuhara, S. A. Teaching rate of change to students with disabilities using an integrated concrete-representational-abstract approach. Poster presentation at the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), Grenville, SC. November 2018. Presentation, Presented, 11/2018.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Levin, J. R., MacKay, M. B., & Tolbert, M. S. Argumentative writing as a learning tool in mathematics for students with disabilities. Poster presentation at the Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2018. Presentation, Presented, 02/2018.
  • Witzel, B. & Kiuhara, S. A. Overcoming mathematics difficulties using CRA interventions: Pre-K and K Approaches. Poster presented at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah, GA. March 2017. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Bundock, K., Hawken, L.S., Kiuhara, S. A., O’Keeffe, B., O’Neill, R., & Cummings, M. Teaching rate of change to students with disabilities: A concrete-representational-abstract + writing approach. Poster presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2017. Presentation, Presented, 02/2017.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Rouse, A. G., & Dai, T., Tolbert, M. Developing children’s understanding of fractions via their written arguments at Tier 2. In J. Dole (Discussant), Writing and STEM: Performance of diverse learners in elementary and middle grades. Symposium conducted at the Literacy Research Association, Nashville, TN. s November 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 12/2016.
  • Warburton, T. T., Thompson, A., & Kiuhara, S. A. Decoding perfectionism: Mathematics education, special education, and social justice. A paper presentation at Critical Questions in Education Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT. October 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Witzel, B., Dai, T., & Rouse, A. G. Understanding fractions via writing-to-learn arguments within a multi-tiered system of supports. In S. A. Kiuhara & B. Witzel (Chairs), Overcoming difficult areas in mathematics for students with disabilities: Potential approaches and interventions. Symposium conducted at Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO. April 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Leins, P., Cuenca-Carlino, Y., Jacobsen, L., & Kiuhara, S. A. SRSD: Successful strategies for teaching writing to secondary students. A panel presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO. April 2016. Presentation, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Dai, T., Witzel, B., Rouse, A. G., & Unker, B. Developing math reasoning and understanding of fractions via writing-to-learn arguments within the SRSD instructional framework. In S. Graham (Chair), Writing, science, and math: Writing competence and evidence-based practices. Symposium conducted at Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Gressmen, C., & Kiuhara, S. A. Informative writing using SRSD for 8th grade students with disabilities: A descriptive action research project at the Utah Council for Exceptional Children, Murray, UT. February, 2016. Presentation, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Harris, K. R., Brindle, M., Kiuhara, S. A., McKeown, D., & Graham , S.. Lessons learned and challenges remaining: Practice-based professional development for SRSD. A panel presentation at Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Tempe, AZ. November 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., & Unker, B. What do you mean we have to write in math class? Understanding fractions and constructing written arguments at Tier 2 for students in grades 4 to 6. Presentation for Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Lehi, UT. November, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Bundock, K., Hawken, L., & Kiuhara, S. A. Teaching Rate of Change to Students with Disabilities: A Concrete-Representational-Abstract + Writing Approach, Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders, Tempe, AZ. November 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Bundock, K., Hawken, L. S., & Kiuhara, S. A. Ninth-grade students with disabilities: A concrete-representational-abstract + writing strategy for teaching rate of change. A poster presentation at the Utah Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Conference, Layton, UT. June 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2015.
  • Unker, B., Kiuhara, S. A., & Dai, T. What are we doing at Tier 2? Incorporating Writing to Understand Fractions as Numbers and Four Mathematical Practices. Presentation for Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports. June 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2015.
  • Leins, P., Cuenca-Carlino, Y., Jacobson, L., & Kiuhara, S. A. The high school writing dilemma: Current research to practice. A poster presentation at Council for Exceptional Children, San Diego, CA. April, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Graham, S., Kiuhara, S. A., Harris, K. R., & Fishman, E. The role of writing attitude, self-efficacy, and strategic approach to writing in writing development. In S. Zumbrunn (Chair), Factors affecting motivation for writing and writing success. Symposium conducted at Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France. February, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Harris, K. R., Graham, S., Brindle, M., McKeown, D., & Gilbert, J. SRSD with an on-demand writing task. In S. A. Kiuhara (Chair), An international spectrum of strategies-based writing interventions for school-aged children. Symposium conducted at Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France. February, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Graham, S., Kiuhara, S. A., Harris, K. R., & Fishman, E. Fourth grade students’ self-efficacy and strategic approach to writing. A poster presentation at Pacific Coast Research Conference, Coronado, CA. February, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. (2013, June). Tier 2 persuasive writing intervention: High school students with disabilities. Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports Conference, Layton, UT. Presentation, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Harris, K. R., Graham, S., Brindle, M., McKeown, D., & Gilbert, J. SRSD with an on-demand writing task: Practice-Based Professional Development. In K.R. Harris (Chair), Practice-based professional development in SRSD for writing: Research at Tiers 1-3. A panel presentation at Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February, 2013. Presentation, Presented, 02/2013.

Research Groups

  • Malynda Tolbert, Graduate Student. 08/2016 - present.
  • Meade Mackay, Graduate Student. 08/2016 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • IDEA Personnel Preparation Grant: Mild to Moderate Disabilties. PI: O'Keeffe, B. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. OSEP and Utah State Board of Education , 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $149,725.00
  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning and Fraction Competence at Tier 3. PI: Kiuhara, S. A. Co-PI(s): Tolbert, M.. Utah State Board of Education Special Education, 08/2018 - 07/2019. Total project budget to date: $63,929.00
  • Contemporary single-case intervention research designs, data analyses, and professional issues. PI: O'Neill, R. Co-PI(s): McDonnell, J., Kiuhara, S. K., Hacker, D. J., & Davis, J. . University Teaching Grant, 11/2018 - present. Total project budget to date: $3,600.00
  • Teacher Recruiting in Mild/Moderate (TRIMM 2) Licensure Project. PI: Kiuhara, S. A. Co-PI(s): O'Keeffe, B.. IDEA Personnel Preparation Grant, 07/01/2018 - present. Total project budget to date: $57,500.00
  • FACT and 6th Grade Students with Disabilities. PI: Chisholm, K. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. Davis School District, 10/03/2016 - 04/28/2017. Total project budget to date: $25,157.00
  • Promoting mathematical reasoning. PI: Sharlene Kiuhara. University of Utah College of Education, 09/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $4,000.00
  • FACT and LEGO┬« Summer Camp. PI: Converse, N. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. Utah State Board of Education Special Education , 05/30/2016 - 07/22/2016. Total project budget to date: $38,720.00
  • Advances in single-case design research: Current methodologies in research and practice. PI: Fisher, A. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. 01/01/2016 - 10/21/2016. Total project budget to date: $3,500.00
  • DAVIS DISTRICT. PI: KIUHARA,SHARLENE AKEMI. DAVIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, 01/09/2017 - 05/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $22,157.00
  • FRACTIONS AND WRITING TO LEARN. PI: KIUHARA,SHARLENE AKEMI. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FO, 01/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $33,000.00