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Aydin Bal

Expert on the role of culture in special education identification and services

Assistant professor, rehabilitation psychology, special education School of Education Work: 608-698-4139 Home page


  • Culturally and linguistically diverse students with emotional or behavioral disorders
  • Culturally responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS)
  • Disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education programs and in exclusionary school discipline
  • Sociocultural theories of learning and Cultural-historical Activity Theory (CHAT)
  • Systemic transformation in educational systems
  • Mixed research methods


  • Member, Council for Exceptional Children, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological