Author: childrenslearninginstitute

Strive-for-Five Conversations Now Available

Scholastic releases their latest addition to the Science of Reading In Practice series, Strive-for-Five Conversations: A framework that gets kids talking to accelerate their language comprehension and literacy. Co-authored by Tricia A. Zucker, PhD, and Sonia Q. Cabell, PhD, this book gives time-strapped teachers a powerful conversation framework. Responsive conversations start with what children say… Read more »

Texas School Ready Celebrates 20 Years and Continued Growth

Texas is home to over 3 million young children, yet not all children arrive at kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. After 20 years, the Texas School Ready (TSR) project continues implementing programs and providing resources to positively impact young Texans’ school readiness. Texas School Ready is one of CLI’s signature programs focused… Read more »

Surrain Selected for First-Place Prize

UTHealth Houston President’s Excellence in Postdoctoral Research Award The 2023 President’s Excellence in Postdoctoral Research Symposium recognized Sarah Surrain, PhD, for her award-winning submission and presentation. This annual event, hosted by the Postdoctoral Association, provides an opportunity for current postdoctoral research fellows to hone their skills before a panel of faculty judges. The event’s competitive… Read more »

Between- and within-child level associations between externalizing and internalizing behavior problems in a nationally representative sample of US elementary school children

Published: January 22, 2024 Publication: The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry CLI Authors: Yoonkyung Oh, PhD, Tricia A Zucker, PhD, and Susan H. Landry, PhD Abstract: Background Both transactional and common etiological models have been proposed as explanations of why externalizing behavior problems (EBP) and internalizing behavior problems (IBP) co-occur in children. Yet little… Read more »

Autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells to treat severe traumatic brain injury in children

Published: January 5, 2024 Publication: Brain CLI Author: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD Abstract: Autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) infused after severe traumatic brain injury have shown promise for treating the injury. We evaluated their impact in children, particularly their hypothesized ability to preserve the blood-brain barrier and diminish neuroinflammation, leading to structural central nervous system… Read more »

Exploring Small-Group Reading Instruction for Students at Risk for Reading Difficulties in Kindergarten Classrooms

Published: January 2, 2024 Publication: Reading & Writing Quarterly CLI Authors: Michael P. Mesa, PhD, and Tricia A. Zucker, PhD Abstract: The purpose of this systematic observation study was to improve our understanding of small-group reading instruction for kindergarten students at risk for reading difficulties (RDs). We aimed to observe and document activity types addressed… Read more »

Genetic Factors in Second Language Neurocognition

Published: December 22, 2023 Publication: The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Neurolinguistics, Chapter 17 CLI Author: Kelly A. Vaughn, PhD Book Abstract:  The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Neurolinguistics provides a comprehensive discussion of a wide range of neurocognitive and neurobiological scientific research about learning second or additional languages. Eminent global… Read more »

Using Strive-for-Five Conversations to Strengthen Language Comprehension in Preschool through Grade One

Published: December 13, 2023 Publication: The Reading Teacher CLI Author: Tricia A. Zucker, PhD Abstract: Engaging in frequent, meaningful conversation during the early years of schooling is foundational for children’s literacy development. Specifically, developing oral language through daily conversations is essential for language comprehension, and eventually, reading comprehension. In this article, we discuss how teachers… Read more »

The role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in bilingual language switching and non-linguistic task-switching

Evidence from multi-voxel pattern analysis Published: December 6, 2023 Publication: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition CLI Author: Kelly A. Vaughn, PhD Abstract: Previous research suggests that bilingual language control requires domain-general cognitive control. Recent research suggests that exploration of individual differences is key for understanding the relationship between bilingual language control and cognitive control. The current… Read more »

Reducing Stress after Trauma (ReSeT)

Study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial of an online psychoeducational program and video therapy sessions for children hospitalized after trauma Published: November 28, 2023 Publication: Trials CLI Author: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD Abstract: Background: Post-traumatic stress symptoms develop in a quarter to half of injured children affecting their longer-term psychologic and physical health. Evidence-based care… Read more »