Barbara Wise has a BA, MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology; and an MS in Special Education in learning disabilities and reading. She has enjoyed teaching children with learning and emotional-behavioral difficulties in classrooms, resource rooms, and in private educational therapy for many years.
Developing the Linguistic Remedies program has allowed Barbara to share her research knowledge and teaching ideas with teachers and therapists who work with children with Specific Reading Disabilities. She also enjoys an active Educational Therapy practice working with these children and their parents.
Dr. Wise also conducts research at the University of Colorado at CLEAR (the Computational Language & Educational Research Center) where she is Principal Investigator on federal grants from NIH and IES. Her team develops independent computerized assessment and intervention systems to improve children's reading and to study questions about the most helpful ways to teach different children to learn to read. Over the last 23 years, she has written close to 50 articles and presents papers nationally and internationally on reading research and remediation. She has consulted for the Office of Special Education, the Colorado Dept of Ed, and many other educational enterprises and companies. She is a reviewer for scientific journals, and a scientific advisor for the Rocky Mountain chapter of the International Dyslexia Association.