Associate Professor, Co-Director M.A. in Infant/Toddler
Long Island Campus - O'Connor Hall, E309
B.A. in Child Study, St. Joseph's College
M.S. in Special Education, Long Island University- C.W. Post College
Ed.D. in Literacy Studies, Hofstra University
Areas of Expertise: Autism research and children with special needs
Katherine Granelli, Ed.D. specializes in working with children with special needs (in particular, autism). She engages in research involving the literacy capabilities (reading, writing, language) of children with autistic disorder. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the fields of early intervention, adult education and special education. As an early intervention teacher, Dr. Granelli worked with both children and parents in home-based settings to achieve the best results for the instruction of infants and toddlers with special needs. She has also served as a teacher’s union representative, participatory management team member and mentor teacher.
Dr. Granelli is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children and Autism Society of America. In 2010, she presented, "Revealing the Hidden Language Capabilities of Children with Autistic Disorder during Oral Reading" at the International Autism Symposium at the Geneva Centre for Autism in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Granelli teaches courses on topics such as the Psychology of the Exceptional Child, Special Education: Methods and Materials, and Special Education Student Teaching on both the graduate and undergraduate level. She is also a trained S.A.V.E. officer and holds a New York State Certification in Violence Prevention.