Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Instructional Coach
Dr. Keisey Fumero’s research focuses on the oral language and literacy development of dual language learners in early childhood. She is interested in how family engagement and early intervention influences the development and maintenance of bilingual language and literacy skills in young dual language learners, with a particular interest in vocabulary and morphosyntactic development. She previously used both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate perceptions of educators and speech-language pathologists toward bilingual education/intervention, examine the morphosyntactic skills of school-aged English learners, and describe the current language facilitating practices of early childhood educators in classrooms with varying proportions of dual language learners. She is currently working on the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funded Teaching Together study to examine the efficacy of the Teaching Together program–a program that uses a tiered approach to support oral language development in both the classroom and home setting–for pre-kindergarten children who are vulnerable for academic difficulties.
Dr. Fumero earned her doctorate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. During her studies she was recognized with the following awards:
Certification of Clinical Competence – Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)