My research program centres on the causes and correlates of typical and atypical language and reading achievement with a focus on the early years. I am particularly interested in identifying features of adult-child interaction that are associated with children's outcomes.
1. Is the Dimensionality of Language the Same For Children with Low and Average Language Abilities? (Dr. Christopher Lonigan)
2. Is Language Associated with Decoding and Reading Comprehension in the Same Way for Children with Low and Average Language Abilities? (Dr. Christopher Lonigan)
3. Linguistic and Cognitive Contributors to Listening Comprehension in Early Childhood: Children with Typical Language Development and Developmental Language Disorder (Dr. Kathleen Peets and Dr. Christiane Kyte)
4. Talking Families: Features of Parent-Child Interaction Across Tasks and Their Relation to Child Outcomes