Research Facilities - Child Language Intervention Laboratory

Research in this lab focuses on developing and evaluating interventions to teach functional social, language, and literacy skills to children at-risk for and with disabilities. Dr. Goldstein and his students have produced important research on:

  • Embedding interventions focusing on language, vocabulary, and phonological awareness skills into shared book reading
  • Peer-mediated interventions to promote social communication in children with autism and other developmental disabilities in inclusive preschools
  • Effects of vocabulary and phonics intervention on preventing reading disabilities in at-risk children in low income schools
  • Observational leaning and generalization processes in language learning

Much of the current research has sought to develop multi-tiered systems of support models for early childhood settings as part of the national Center on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood. CRTIEC is a multi-university initiative that has been developing a model for identifying at-risk children early so we can provide a tiered approach to pre-Kindergarten instruction that will target language and emergent literacy skills that are critical to school success.

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