Dr. Dawn P. Flanagan is professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology training programs at St. John's University in Queens, NY. She is also clinical assistant professor at Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. She teaches in the areas of intellectual assessment, psychoeducational assessment, learning disability, and professional issues in school psychology. In addition to that, Dr. Flanagan serves as an expert witness, learning disability consultant, psychoeducational test/measurement consultant, and trainer for organizations both nationally and internationally.
She is a widely published author of books, book chapters, and articles. Her most recent books include the Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, 2nd Edition and the second editions of 1. Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues; 2. The Achievement Test Desk Reference: A Guide to Learning Disability Identification; and 3. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment.
Dr. Flanagan is a Fellow of both APA and the American Board of Psychological Specialties. She is a past recipient of APA’s Lightner Witmer Award — in recognition of her early contributions to the field of School Psychology. Dr. Flanagan also received an Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award from her university in recognition of her dedication to teaching, mentoring students, publishing, and conducting research.
Dr. Flanagan is perhaps best known for the development of the CHC Cross-Battery Approach and the development of an operational definition of specific learning disability. Dr. Flanagan’s most recent contribution to the field is a 6-hour multi-media professional development course entitled, Agora: The Marketplace of Ideas, Best Practices: Applying Response to Intervention (RTI) and Comprehensive Assessment for the Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities. [DVD].