PhD. Developmental Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests

Dr. Mirza’s research interests are to study language and reading development and learning disabilities among English language learners. More specifically, her research looks at learning to read in different languages across different orthographies. Part of her research work also looks at reading disabilities (Dyslexia based) in connection to genetics and potential remediation in form of reading intervention among young children. Her research work also involves running a program outside of Canada which includes training elementary level teachers on “Principles of Teaching Literacy”. Her more recent collaborative study is underway with collaborators in Ontario at Wilfrid Laurier University and Brock University. This ongoing study focuses on how 2nd and 3rd grade children with or without reading and/or learning disabilities perform when they are provided with enriched vocabulary-based intervention to strengthen their reading skills. Moreover, how do readers’ profiles differ when they are separated into language learning categories, ELLs versus non-ELLs. There are numerous and rich opportunities for students at every level within her ongoing project.

Graduate students

Dr. Mirza is accepting graduate students in 2021-2022 at both the MA and PhD levels, in Education.

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