My current research explores the interactions that take place during book reading routines between parents and children with language disorders, and between teachers and children in preschool classrooms. I analyze the content of the talk and how it supports
child participation, language learning, and development of text comprehension. With clinic clients, I explore ways to help parents become partners in treatment by using play and book reading at home to support their child's language development.
There are opportunities for students to volunteer to work on these ongoing research projects. Interested students should come by office hours to discuss current opportunities.