Information on Dr. Rooney
Karen J. Rooney, an educational consultant, is Director of Educational Enterprises, Inc. and conducts educational assessments, provides parent consultation, teaches learning/organization strategies for children, adolescents and adults and does professional development.
Karen holds degrees in English and Secondary Education, a Master of Science (assessment of cognitive abilities and reading) as well as a Ph.D. in Education (major areas: special education, psychology, research/statistics). She is licensed to teach English (grades 7-12) in New York State and English (grades 7-12) as well as Learning Disabilities (grades K-12) in Virginia. Karen was Director of The Learning Resource Center and The Attention Disorders Clinic. She is a past member of the national board of the International Dyslexia Association and was the 2007 recipient of the Rebecca Brock Richardson award. Karen was a representative on the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, is Past-President of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children, and is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia. She is currently Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Adolescent Literacy Coalition.
Karen is conducting a study on two language programs she developed, Wordstorming and Reverse Diagramming, has published a book on learning strategies entitled Strategies for Learning, Empowering Students for Success, Grades 9-12 with Corwin Press and has authored a chapter on Attention Disorders for the revised edition of the Handbook of Special Education published by Routledge Press.
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Educational Enterprises, Inc. was formed in 1994 and its
mission is to empower individuals through education. Dr.
Rooney taught in the public school system, was an educational
diagnostician in a multi-disciplinary clinic, was director
of a learning center and was director of an Attention
Disorders clinic before going into private practice. As
Dr. Rooney’s work began to grow and become more
multi-faceted, a small company was formed with several
divisions. Instruction and professional development to
share the learning strategies that were developed by Dr.
Rooney formed one branch, assessment comprised another
and consultation was the third. Dr. Rooney began presenting
on the local and national levels while continuing to work
with individuals. The company expanded to produce educational
materials such as Wordstorming and Reverse Diagramming
as well as the strategy instruction manuals for upper
elementary, middle and high school students, which are
entitled Independent Strategies for Efficient Study.