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Andra Munger, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Lexington, MA, US

Andra Munger, PhD Andra Munger, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University

Lexington, MA, UNITED STATES

Visual/spatial intervention for children with learning challenges; development of the individual within postmodern systems perspectives

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Biography

Andra Munger is Founder and Director of the Interactive Learning Center (Lexington, MA), a private practice offering whole child-based visual/spatial intervention for students with learning challenges associated with their underdeveloped visual/spatial abilities. She is both an educator and consultant with a diverse and broad background that includes Waldorf Teacher certification and teaching, expert level DIRFloortime®™ certification, and a PhD in developmental biomedical science.

She has created curricula to support learning and visual-spatial development for pre-school through high school students. She has also designed and taught theory and practicum courses on visual/spatial development and learning for graduate students in the Infant and Mental Health program at ICDL and now at Fielding Graduate University. She is a consultant for families, professionals and teachers, serving children with complex and diverse learning profiles.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Research Professional Training and Coaching Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (4)

Child-Based Visual/Spatial Intervention Students With Learning Challenges Underdeveloped Visual/Spatial Abilities Education cognition learning and development of the individual within modern and postmodern systems perspectives

Accomplishments (2)

(1987-1988) Ad hoc grant reviewer (professional)

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

(1987-1988) Internal Research Training Award (personal)

Awarded by National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS), Bethesda, MD

Education (4)

Antioch University: MA, Applied Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy

Candidate for 2017

University of Connecticut Health Center: PhD, Biomedical Science with focus on Cellular and Developmental Immunology

Cum Laude

Clark University: MA, Chemistry with focus on Protein Biochemistry

Clark University: BA, Psychology and Education

Event Appearances (5)

Imagination: A Guide Towards the Development of Critical Thinking and Learning

Hirsch Academy  Decatur, GA

Visual Spatial Skills in Learning: What are Visual Spatial Skills, How Do We Get Them and Why Are They Important?

Interactive Learning Center  Lexington, MA

Supporting Critical Thinking for Students with Learning Challenges

Eleanor Duckworth Retirement Celebration Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University  Cambridge, MA

Discovery and Learning: Math Thinking From the Beginning And Beyond

Hirsch Academy  Decatur, GA

Building Foundations for Learning

Mary Finn Elementary School  Southborough, MA

Research Grants (2)

Recipient of a National Research Service Fellowship Grant

NINCDS 

National Institutes of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS) and National Institute of Child Health and Disease (NICHD), Bethesda, MD

1985-1987

Recipient of NIH Predoctoral Training Grant

University of Connecticut Health Center 

Farmington, CT

1980-1985

Articles (5)

Prenatal ontogenesis of proopiomelanocortin in the mouse central nervous system and pituitary gland: An in situ hybidization and immunocytohemical study Developmental Brain Res.

(1989) Elkabes, S., Loh, Y.P., Nieburgs, A.C. and S. Wray

Spatiotemporal cell expression of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone in the prenatal mouse: evidence for an embryonic origin in the olfactory placode Developmental Brain Res.

(1989) Wray, S., Nieburgs, A.C. and S. Elkabes

Inhibition of thymocyte mitogenic responses by co-culture with thymic epithelial cells Clin. Immunol. Immunopathol.

(1989) Munoz-Blay, T. Nieburgs, A.C., Korn, J., Cohen, M. and S. Cohen

Thymic epithelium in vitro: IV. Regulation of growth and mediator production by epidermal growth factor Cell. Immunol.

(1987) Nieburgs, A.C., J. Korn, P.T. Picciano and S. Cohen

Thymic epithelium in vitro: III. Cytokine production by a thymic epithelial cell subset Cell. Immunol.

(1987) Nieburgs, A.C., P. Picciano, J. Korn and S. Cohen

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