Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Dawei Yang PhD Candidate in Special Education

Dawei Yang

PhD in Education


I am a SSHRC-funded PhD student in special education. My research focuses on language and literacy interventions in classroom settings as well as home settings for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specifically, my doctoral research investigates emergent/early reading skills of young children with ASD and examines the effects of a modified dialogic reading intervention on these children’s vocabulary, reading comprehension, and social-emotional development. During my doctoral program, I have been awarded with the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2018-2019), and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship (2019-2022).

Major Field 

Special Education


Dr. Pamela Beach

Research Interests

  • Reading development 
  • Reading interventions 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Early childhood development
  • Cognition and learning


ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Dawei_Yang8

Twitter: @daweiyang25