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Natalie Rathvon, PhD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at The George Washington University. A former teacher, guidance director, special education coordinator, and counselor educator, she provides consultation and professional development to schools and agencies in the areas of assessment and accountability, reading, problem-solving teams, and school-based interventions. She has been a trainer for Reading First, trainer and peer reviewer for Early Reading First, and member of the U.S. Department of Education technical workgroup reviewing Even Start state accountability systems. Dr. Rathvon is a member of the board of directors of SchoolTalk, Inc., a nonprofit corporation in the District of Columbia that develops models and provides training for dispute resolution and home-school collaboration in special education service delivery. She is the author of the first edition of Effective School Interventions, subtitled Strategies for Enhancing Academic Achievement and Social Competence; Early Reading Assessment: A Practitioner's Handbook; and The Unmotivated Child: Helping Your Underachiever Become a Successful Student.