PhD. Developmental Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests

Dr. Mirza’s research interests are to study language and reading development as well as learning disabilities among English language learners (ELLs). Her research focuses on learning to read in different languages with different orthographies. She also looks into reading disabilities such as Dyslexia and how genetics can be linked to it. Part of her research work involves running a program outside of Canada, which includes training elementary-level teachers on “Principles of Teaching Literacy”. She is currently collaborating with researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University and Brock University on a study that examines the performance of 2nd and 3rd-grade children with and without reading and learning disabilities when provided with enriched vocabulary-based intervention to strengthen their reading skills. Additionally, the study looks at how readers’ profiles differ when they are categorized as English language learners (ELLs) or non-ELLs. Her ongoing project offers numerous opportunities for students at every level.

Graduate students

Dr. Mirza is currently accepting graduate students in Education at both the MA and PhD levels to supervise their thesis.

Dr. Amna Mirza
Assistant Professor of Education, Faculty of Education
Office: Seton 579
Phone: (902) 457-6735
Fax: (902) 457-4911
E-mail: Amna.Mirza@MSVU.CA