Tag: 2023 Publication

Supportive language strategies for preschool dual language learners: Associations with early language outcomes

Published: December 23, 2023 Publication: Early Childhood Research Quarterly CLI Author: Keisey Fumero, PhD Abstract:  To better understand the language environments of early childhood education (ECE) classrooms with dual language learners (DLLs), we examined the frequency with which adults use various language facilitation strategies, potential classroom characteristics that may predict teacher strategy use and the… 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 »

Long-term Participation and Functional Status in Children Who Experience Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: November 6, 2023 Publication: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation CLI Author: Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the effect of child and family factors on children’s participation outcomes 2 to 3 years following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Setting: Two level 1 pediatric trauma centers. Participants: Children aged 0 to 15 years with TBI at all severity… Read more »

Parental Beliefs and Knowledge About Dual Language Learning and Education (KnDLLE) Predict Children’s Spanish and English Experiences at Home

Published: October 30, 2023 Publication: Early Childhood Education Journal CLI Author: Sarah Surrain, PhD Abstract: Despite a rapid growth in the number of dual language learning children (DLLs) in the United States, there is a limited understanding of what parents of DLLs believe and know about dual language learning and education, and how parental beliefs… Read more »

Literacy Measures That Leverage the Strengths of Spanish-Speaking Latino Kindergarteners

Published: September 13, 2023 Publication: Journal of Literacy Research CLI Author: Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, PhD Abstract: Researchers largely rely on child language and literacy measures to determine the effectiveness of interventions for Latino dual language learners. However, some of these measures may miss certain strengths of these students. This study identified two unstandardized language and literacy… Read more »

Observed and perceived benefits of providing physical activity opportunities in elementary schools: a qualitative study

Published: August 31, 2023 Publication: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living CLI Author: Keisey Fumero, PhD Abstract: Introduction: Schools play an important role in promoting physical activity for youth. However, school-based physical activity opportunities often compete with other academic priorities, limiting their implementation. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively explore elementary school teacher and… Read more »

Cortical Thickness Is Related to Variability in Heritage Bilingual Language Proficiency

Published: August 2023 (online) and December 2023 (print) Publication: Translational Issues in Psychological Science CLI Author: Kelly A. Vaughn, PhD Abstract: Research suggests that bilingual experience is associated with gray matter changes, such that initial language gains are associated with expansion and language expertise is associated with renormalization. Previous studies on language proficiency development primarily focused on… Read more »