SPEAR-SWERLING, Louise. American, b. 1954. Genres: Education. Career: Jefferson Middle School, Meriden, CT, seventh grade teacher, 1976- 77; Toffolon School, Plainville, CT, learning disabilities resource teacher, 1977-78; Connecticut State University, New Haven, teacher of special education, undergraduate and graduate advisor, and member of committees; Yale University, teacher at Institute on Teaching Thinking, 1987; IBM Research Center, evaluator and author of educational software for children and adults, summers, 1983-86; Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, participant in Learning to Read/Reading to Learn (a program to disseminate research on teaching reading to educators and the general public), 1996-; speaker presenter, organizer at workshops and conferences. Publications: (with R.J. Sternberg) Off Track: When Poor Readers Become "Learning Disabled," 1996; (with Sternberg) Teaching for Thinking, 1996; (ed., with Sternberg, and contrib.) Perspectives on Learning Disabilities, 1997. Contributor to books on learning disabilities. Contributor to professional journals. Address: Department of Special Education, Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT 06515, U.S.A.