Mazin, Amanda L. (anl2105)

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Mazin, Amanda
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Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator
Health & Behavior Studies
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Educational Background

BAE in Special Education University of Florida

M.Ed. in Special Education (Emotional/Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities) University of Florida

Ph.D. in Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Teachers College, Columbia University

Amanda Levin Mazin, Ph.D. is a full-time lecturer and Practicum Coordinator in the Programs in Intellectual Disability/Autism at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a certified special education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 20 years’ experience working with students with a variety of academic, behavioral, communicative and social needs and their families. She has consulted to high needs schools and districts focused on teacher training and inclusive models of instruction for students with a variety of behavioral and learning needs. She specializes in effective models of teacher training in the areas of classroom design and curriculum modification to best meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in general and special education classrooms. She has been preparing special education teachers at the graduate level for over ten years, specializing in behavioral and curriculum modification. Current scholarly interests include the preparation of special education teachers. More specifically, examining the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective special education teacher and where and when these areas are acquired.

Selected Publications

Mazin, A.L. (2019). Constructing Collaborative Co-Teaching in Science and Special Education. In A. Markelz, (Ed.), TED 2019 Conference Proceedings: Unmask Your Potential (pp 67-71). Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, New Orleans, LA.

Finnegan, E. & Mazin, A. L. (2016). Strategies for increasing reading comprehension skills in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A review of the literature. Education and Treatment of Children 39(2), 187- 219.

Finnegan, E. & Mazin, A.L. (2015). Teaching reading comprehension strategies to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Initial analysis of a survey on current classroom practices. DADD Online Journal.

Selected Presentations

Mazin, A.L. & Hinman, J.A. (2021, March).  The Impact of Educator Expectations in Early Childhood, Elementary, and High School Classrooms.  Presentation at The Council for Exceptional for Children Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Mazin, A.L., Riccio, J., & Lawson, K.V. (2021, January). Project VECTOR: Virtual Education Communities- Teaching Online with inclusive Resources: Disrupting Inequities in STEM Classrooms by Co-Constructing a Model for Inclusive Digital Pedagogies. Presentation at the Association for Science Teacher Education, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Mazin, A.L. & Riccio, J. (2020, April.) Collaborative Spaces in Science and Special Education. Paper presented at the 2020 Science Education for Students with Disabilities Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference Canceled).

Mazin, A.L. & Hinman, J.A. (2020, January). Ready to Learn: Are the Expectations for Kindergartners with ASD Different? Lecture Presentation at Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Sarasota, FL.

Mazin, A.L. & Riccio, J.  (2019, October). Constructing Collaborative Co-Teaching in Science and Special Education. Presentation with Q&A at Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

Mazin, A. L. (2017, April). Preparing Teachers in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Knowledge, Skills, and Quality. Presentation at The Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Boston. 

Mazin, A.L., and Finnegan, E. (2015, November). Tier 2 Interventions in Reading Comprehension for Students with ASD. New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Mazin, A.L. (2015, November). Preparing Teachers to Teach Students with ASD: Knowledge, Skills and   Experiences. New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Finnegan E., and Mazin, A.L. (2015, January) Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Current Classroom Practices. 16th International Conference in Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.  

Howorth, S., Finnegan E., and Mazin, A.L. (2015, January) Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What the research is really telling us? 16th International Conference in Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.  

Howorth, S., Finnegan E., Mazin, A.L, & Charles, S. (2014, November) Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Works? New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Syracuse, NY.  

Mazin, A.L, Finnegan E. & Marinelli, V. (2014, November) One for All or Just for One: Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies. New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Mazin, A.L. (2014, October). Common Core and Students with Significant Disabilities: You Want Me to Teach What? Workshop presented at the “Literacy Extravaganza” Conference held at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY.

Finnegan, E. and Mazin, A.L. (2014, April) Reading in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Overcoming Barriers to Comprehension. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Finnegan, E., Mazin, A.L., Smith, L. (2013, November). Reading comprehension and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A problem of understanding. Presented at the 2013 NYS CEC’s Annual Convention. Melville, NY.



Mazin, A.L. & Hinman, J.A. (2020, January). Ready to Learn: Are the Expectations for Kindergartners with ASD Different? Lecture Presentation at Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Sarasota, FL.

Mazin, A.L. & Riccio, J.  (2019, October). Constructing Collaborative Co-Teaching in Science and Special Education. Presentation with Q&A at Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

Mazin, A. (2017, April). Preparing Teachers in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Knowledge, Skills, and Quality. Presentation at The Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Boston.

Mazin, A.L., and Finnegan, E. (2015, November). Tier 2 Interventions in Reading Comprehension for Students with ASD. New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Mazin, A.L. (2015, November). Preparing Teachers to Teach Students with ASD: Knowledge, Skills and Experiences. New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Finnegan E., and Mazin, A.L. (2015, January) Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Current Classroom Practices. 16th International Conference in Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.

Howorth, S., Finnegan E., and Mazin, A.L. (2015, January) Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What the research is really telling us? 16th International Conference in Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.

Howorth, S., Finnegan E., Mazin, A.L, & Charles, S. (2014, November) Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Works? New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Mazin, A.L, Finnegan E. & Marinelli, V. (2014, November) One for All or Just for One: Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies. New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Mazin, A.L. (2014, October). Common Core and Students with Significant Disabilities: You Want Me to Teach What? Workshop presented at the “Literacy Extravaganza” Conference held at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY.

Finnegan, E. and Mazin, A.L. (2014, April) Reading in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Overcoming Barriers to Comprehension. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Finnegan, E., Mazin, A.L., Smith, L. (2013, November). Reading comprehension and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A problem of understanding. Presented at the 2013 NYS CEC’s Annual Convention. Melville, NY.



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