department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

uripsymajor@gmail.com401.874.2193 (p); 401.874.2157 (f)

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Susan Loftus-Rattan

  • Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
  • School Psychology
  • Phone: 401.874.4246
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: Chafee 410


Her research interests are in the areas of Language development, students at-risk for academic problems, academic assessment and intervention, early intervention/prevention of reading difficulties, exceptional children.


Ph.D. 2008, University of Connecticut
M.A. 2005, University of Connecticut
B.A. 2001, Siena College


Loftus, S. M., Coyne, M. D., McCoach, D. B., Zipoli, R., & Pullen, P. (2010). Effects of a Supplemental Vocabulary Intervention on the Word Knowledge of Kindergarten Students At-Risk for Language and Literacy Difficulties. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 25, 124-136.

 Coyne, M. D., McCoach, D. B., Loftus, S., Zipoli, R., Ruby, M., Crevecoeur, Y. & Kapp, S. (2010). Direct & Extended Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten: Investigating Transfer Effects. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 3, 93-120.

Coyne, M. D., Capozzoli, A., Ware, S., & Loftus, S. (2010, Spring). Beyond RTI for decoding: Supporting early vocabulary development within a multitier approach to instruction and intervention. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 18-21.

Coyne, M.D., McCoach, D.B., Loftus, S., Zipoli, R., & Kapp, S. (2009). Direct vocabulary instruction in kindergarten: Teaching for breadth vs. depth. Elementary School Journal, 110, 1-18.

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