Category: Research

IES Effects Home & Classroom Practices on Language, Cognitive, and Social Development of Young Spanish-Speaking English Learners

Timeline: 2020 – 2025 Principal Investigators: Susan Landry, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Tricia Zucker, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigator: Yoonkyung Oh, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Kelly Vaughn, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)… Read more »

Definitions Project

Timeline: 2015-2019 Funding Agency: Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) Description of the Project: This project examines how word definitions, contextual support, and cognate status affect fourth grade Spanish-speaking English learners’ (EL) understanding of unfamiliar words in text. The use of dictionary definitions is a ubiquitous practice in EL instruction, yet, the field lacks experimental work that… Read more »

Comparative Coaching

Timeline: 2014 – 2018 Principal Investigator: Susan Landry, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigators: Michael Assel, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Maria Carlo, PhD April Crawford, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Hsien-Yuan Hsu, PhD Tricia Zucker, PhD, University of Texas Health… Read more »

Development and Validation of the Systemic Assessment of Book Reading

Timeline: 2014-2018 Principal Investigator: Jill Pentimonti, PhD, American Institutes for Research Co-Investigators: Ryan Bowles, PhD, Michigan State University Mileidis Gort, PhD, Ohio State University Laura Justice, PhD, Ohio State University Sherine Tambyraja, PhD, Ohio State University Tricia Zucker, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)… Read more »

Enhancing Early Learning for Children with Special Needs (ENABLE)

Timeline: 2012 –2016 Principal Investigator: Heather Taylor, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigators: Marcia Barnes, PhD, University of Texas at Austin Cathy Guttentag, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Susan H. Landry, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Kathryn Ostermaier, MD, Baylor College… Read more »

IDEA Detectives Individualized Intervention in Reading Comprehension and Word Reading based on Best Evidence from Cognitive Science

Timeline: 2015-2018 Principal Investigator: Carolyn Denton, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigators: Tricia Zucker, PhD., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences Description of Project: The purpose of this research is to develop an intensive reading intervention (Idea Detectives) for students in grades… Read more »

Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial: Attention and Reading Trial (CITT-ART)

Timeline: 2015-2017 Principal Investigator: Mitchell Scheiman, Salus University Carolyn Denton, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) PIs at each of the nine additional research sites Funding Agency: National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health Description of Project: The purpose of the CITT-ART study is to evaluate the effects of office-based… Read more »

Developmental Consequences of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Timeline: 2012 – 2017 Principal Investigators: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Heather Keenan, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Utah Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Description of Project: Information from this project will inform how we identify children who… Read more »

ENRICH Intervention for Obesity Prevention among At-Risk Toddlers

Timeline: 2015 – 2017 Principal Investigators: Susan Landry, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Shreela Sharma, PhD, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Co-Investigators: Ursula Johnson, PhD (formerly UTHealth) Courtney Byrd-Williams, PhD, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus Deanna Hoelsher, PhD, Michael &… Read more »

Autologous Cell Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

Timeline: 2013-2016 Principal Investigator: Charles S. Cox, Jr. , MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Co-Investigator: Jenifer Juranek, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Funding Agency: TIRR Foundation CBR, Inc. Let’s Cure CP Foundation Description of Project: This is a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over study designed to treat… Read more »