Category: Publications

Universal Design Principles for Multimodal Representation in Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

Published: December 29, 2022 Publication: Inclusive Practices CLI Author: Keisey Fumero, PhD Abstract: The article demonstrates how to use the multimodal and multisensory representation principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to increase access to storybook reading for diverse groups of preschoolers with extensive support needs (ESN). Storybook reading is an essential part of instruction… Read more »

Stress Reactivity after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Relation with Behavioral Adjustment

Published: November 24, 2022 Publication: Journal of Neurotrauma CLI Authors: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD and Mary R. Prasad, PhD Abstract: Traumatic injury is linked increasingly to alterations in both stress response systems and psychological health. We investigated reactivity of salivary analytes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (cortisol) and autonomic nervous system (salivary alpha amylase, sAA) during a… Read more »

Phonetic Discrimination, Phonological Awareness, and Pre-literacy Skills in Spanish-English Dual Language Preschoolers

Published: February 11, 2021 Publication: Journal of Child Language CLI Author: Sarah Surrain, PhD Abstract: The current study explores variation in phonemic representation among Spanish–English dual language learners (DLLs, n = 60) who were dominant in English or in Spanish. Children were given a phonetic discrimination task with speech sounds that: 1) occur in English… Read more »

Elementary Teachers’ Intervention Fidelity in Relation to Reading and Vocabulary Outcomes for Students at Risk for Reading-Related Disabilities

Published: April 1, 2021 Publication: Journal of Learning Disabilities CLI Author: Cheryl Varghese, PhD Abstract: Teachers’ implementation of differentiated supplemental instruction is critical to help students with or at risk for reading-related disabilities acquire early reading and vocabulary skills. This study represents an initial investigation of whether classroom teachers’ intervention fidelity (exposure, adherence, and quality)… Read more »

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Advanced Science and Mathematics Achievement During Elementary School

Published: November 8, 2022 Publication: Gifted Child Quarterly CLI Author: Yoonkyung Oh, PhD Abstract: We analyzed a population-based cohort (N = 10,922) to investigate the onset and stability of racial and ethnic disparities in advanced (i.e., above the 90th percentile) science and mathematics achievement during elementary school as well as the antecedent, opportunity, and propensity factors that… Read more »

Informal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning Conditions to Increase Parent Involvement with Young Children Experiencing Poverty

Published: November 1, 2022 Publication: Frontiers in Psychology CLI Authors: Tricia A. Zucker, PhD; Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, PhD; Michael A. Assel, PhD; and Cindy Elias Abstract: Broadening participation in early science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning outside of school is important for families experiencing poverty. We evaluated variations of the Teaching Together STEM pre-kindergarten program… Read more »

Impacts of the Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH) Program for Family Child Care Providers and Young Children

Published: October 11, 2022 Publication: Early Childhood Research Quarterly CLI Authors: Cheryl A. Varghese, PhD; Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, PhD; April Crawford, PhD; Susan Landry, PhD; Ursula Johnson, PhD; Vibhutibala Bhavsar; and Jocelyn McConnell, MEd Abstract: This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH) intervention for family childcare providers and young… Read more »

Novel Psychiatric Disorder 6 Months after Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

Published: August 22, 2022 Publication: The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences CLI Author: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD Abstract: Objective: To investigate the factors predictive of novel psychiatric disorders in the interval 0–6 months following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Children ages 5–14 years consecutively hospitalized for mild to severe TBI at five hospitals were recruited. Participants were… Read more »

An Opportunity to Increase Collaborative Science in Fetal, Infant, and Toddler Neuroimaging

Published: July 21, 2022 Publication: Biological Psychiatry CLI Author: Kelly A. Vaughn, PhD Abstract: The field of fetal, infant, and toddler (FIT) neuroimaging research—including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography, and functional near-infrared spectroscopy, among others—offers pioneering insights into early brain development and has grown in popularity over the past 2 decades. In broader… Read more »

Replication of Combined School Readiness Interventions for Teachers and Parents of Head Start Pre-Kindergarteners Using Remote Delivery

Published: April 28, 2021 Publication: Early Childhood Research Quarterly CLI Authors: Susan H. Landry, PhD, Tricia A. Zucker, PhD, Janelle J. Montroy, PhD, Hsien-Yuan Hsu, PhD, Mike A. Assell, PhD, Cheryl Varghese, PhD, and April Crawford, PhD Abstract: This replication study examined remote delivery of 2 evidence-based prekindergarten (pre-k) interventions to evaluate whether the combination… Read more »