Psycho-Educational Services serves as the virtual offices for Drs. Brian and Diane Bryant.
Diane is a member of the Board of Directors for The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, the Project Director for the Mathematics Institute for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties, and the Co-Coordinator of the Assistive and Instructional Technology Lab in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, where she holds the Mollie Villeret Davis Professorship in Learning Disabilities. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Learning Disability Quarterly and serves on numerous journal editorial boards. Dr. Bryant is Principal Investigator on Project AIM, which is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and focuses on algebra-readiness concepts and skills for middle school students with mathematics difficulties. She has published numerous articles on instructional strategies and assistive technology adaptations for students with learning disabilities in refereed journals such as Learning Disability Quarterly, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Exceptional Children, and Remedial and Special Education, and is the co-author of textbooks and educational tests. Diane received the Warren Weinberg Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Learning Disabilities by the Learning Disabilities Association of Texas and was also the recipient of the University of New Mexico Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Early Career in Special Education
As part of her early career in special education, Diane taught students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders in Chelsea, MA; Crown Point, NM; and Albuquerque, NM. Further work in Albuquerque included working as a coaching specialist to assist special education teachers with instructional and behavioral issues in their classrooms. She also served as the District Coordinator for Special Education Staff Development and the principal for an intensive summer school program for students with special needs.
Brian holds bachelors and masters degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Southern Maine and a doctorate in General Special Education from The University of Texas at Austin. He taught special education in Maine for 2 years in a small, rural K-8 school and also taught for 1 year at the high school level. He is currently a Research Professor and Fellow in the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and teaches special education courses in the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bryant has also served as an adjunct professor and visiting professor at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Hawaii, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Louisville, and Texas State University. Brian worked for 10 years as the Director of Research for Pro-Ed, a special education publishing company in Austin before serving as the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
Brian has served as the Co-Principal Investigator for several state and federal grants. He is the Co-editor-in-Chief of the Learning Disability Quarterly and has served as Consulting or Guest Editor for a dozen disability-related journals. Brian has over 100 publications, including articles, books, book chapters, assessments, and intervention materials focusing on mathematics, language arts, and assistive technology applications for students with disabilities. He also has made well over 100 presentation at state, national, and international conferences. Brian has received professional awards from the Council for Learning Disabilities and the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He is a Fellow in the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities. Brian currently serves as the faculty co-coordinator for the Assistive and Instructional Technology Lab in the College of Education.