Dr. Susan J. Dell

Department, Office, or School
Department of Special Education
  • Professor


Ph.D San Diego State University, Claremont Graduate School 1995 Multicultural Education Special Education

M.Ed Rhode Island College 1985 Severe/Profound Special Education

B.S. Buffalo State College 1982 Special Ed. & Elem. Education 

Selected Publications

Adapted literature: Over 200 adapted literature developed and available on the Sherlock Center website at: http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/wwslist.html. Publications include literature for all school levels (preschool, elementary, middle, high school) and in a variety of formats (printable text, PowerPoint).

Curriculum Support Materials: Over 100 curriculum support materials for students who benefit from adapted curriculum in content areas of Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science. Available at: http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/lessons.html

Dell, S.J. & Grattan, A. (2011-2012). Rhode Island Alternate Assessment Educator Training (September 2011, December 2011, March 2012). Warwick, RI.

Dell, S.J. & Antosh, A. (2009). Rhode Island Services to Children and Youth with Dual Sensory Impairments Grant Performance Report (Grant award H326C000003‐02). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Dell, S.J. (2006). Transition Programs for Students with Deaf‐blindness. Monmouth, OR: National Technical Assistance Consortium (dB‐Link).

Dell, S.J., Antosh, A., Constable, S., & Pascoe, J. (2003). Effective Practices for Students with Disability that Significantly Affect Function. Providence, RI: Rhode Island College. 


SPED 300: Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

SPED 311: Language Development and Communication Problems of Children

SPED 433: Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education

SPED 438: Student Teaching Seminar: Special Class for Students with Severe/Profound Disabilities

SPED 505: Oral and Written Language: Classroom Intervention

SPED 525: Development of Communication and Movement

SPED 526: Assessment, Curriculum, Methods for Children with Multiple Disabilities 

Additional Information

Education and curriculum development for individuals with severe disabilities and deaf-blindness with an emphasis on inclusion

Educational applications of technology

Development of Communication and Language

Recent Scholarly Activity
On-line Learning Modules: Developed three fully accessible on-line modules on adapted science curriculum in Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Physical Science. (2012). Available at: http://​www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/lessons.html

On-Site Training: Conducted three RIDE training (2011-2012) for over 400 teachers annually in topics related to Rhode Island Alternate Assessment for students with significant intellectual disabilities.