Shobana Musti-Rao

Shobana Musti–Rao, PhD
Associate Professor
Office: (914) 773-3526


  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • MSEd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Special Education, The Spastics Society of India, Chennai 
  • BS, Stella Maris College, Chennai

Courses Taught

  • ED 672   Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction
  • ED 674   Classroom Community and Management

Selected Publications, Presentations & Activities

  • Haydon, T., Musti-Rao, S., Alter, P. (in press). Comparing choral responding and a mnemonic strategy during geography lessons for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Education and Treatment of Children.

  • Gibson, L., & Musti-Rao, S. (2015). Using technology to enhance supervisors’ feedback during the student teaching experience. Intervention in School and Clinic. DOI: 10.1177/1053451215606694

  • Musti-Rao, S., & Plati, E. (2015). Comparing two classwide interventions: Implications of using technology for increasing multiplication fact fluency. Journal of Behavioral Education. DOI 10.1007/s10864-015-9228-x

  • Musti-Rao, S., Lynch, T. L., & Plati, E. (2015). Training for fluency and generalization of math facts using technology. Intervention in School and Clinic, 51(2).

  • Musti-Rao, S., Lo, Y., & Plati, E. (2015). Using an iPad® app to improve sight-word reading fluency for at-risk first-grade students. Remedial and Special Education, 36(3), 154-166. DOI: 10.1177/0741932514541485.

  •  Hawkins, R. O., Marsicano, R., Schmitt, A. J., McCallum, E., & Musti-Rao, S. (2015). Comparing the efficiency of repeated reading and listening-while-reading to improve fluency and comprehension. Education and Treatment of Children, 38, 49-70.

  •  Musti-Rao, S., Cartledge, G., Bennett, J. G., & Council, M. (2014). Literacy instruction using technology with primary-aged culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Intervention in School and Clinic, 50(4), 195-202. DOI: 10.1177/1053451214546404

  • Poon, K., Musti-Rao, S., & Wettasinghe, M. (2013). Special education in Singapore: History, trends, and future directions. Intervention in School and Clinic, 49(1), 59-64.

  •  Musti-Rao, S., Khaw, J., & Hawkins, R. O. (2013a). Examining explicit vocabulary instruction and Cover, Cover, Compare as a classwide instruction package to improve spelling and vocabulary knowledge. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools, 13(2), 145-165.

  • Musti-Rao, S., Khaw, J., & Hawkins, R. O. (2013b). Implementation guidelines: Combing vocabulary instruction with Cover, Copy, Compare to increase vocabulary and spelling skills. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools, 13(2), 166-171.

  • Musti-Rao, S., Hawkins, R. O., & Tan. C. (2011). A practitioner's guide to consultation and problem-solving in inclusive settings. Teaching Exceptional Children, 44(1), 18-26.

  • Musti-Rao, S., & Haydon, T. (2011). Strategies to increase behavior specific teacher praise in an inclusive environment. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47(2), 91-97.  doi: 10.1177/1053451211414187

  • Hawkins, R. O., Musti-Rao, S., Hale, A. D., McGuire, S. & Hailey, J. (2010). Examining listening previewing as a classwide strategy to promote reading comprehension and vocabulary. Psychology in the Schools, 47(9), 903-916. doi: 10.1002/pits.20513

  • Oddo, M., Barnett, D., Hawkins, R. O., & Musti-Rao, S. (2010). Reciprocal peer tutoring and repeated reading: Increasing practicality using student groups. Psychology in the Schools, 47(8), 842-858.