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Doc Funding at Pitt focusing on language and literacy

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on March 28, 2012

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Now In Press

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on February 25, 2012

Sheng, L., Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., & Fiestas, C.M. (in press). Semantic development in Spanish-English bilingual children: Effects of age and language experience. Child Development.

Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., Summers, C., Boerger, K., Resendiz, M., Greene, K., Bohman, T., & Gillam, R. (in press). The Measure Matters: Language Dominance Profiles across Measures in Spanish/English Bilingual Children. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition.

 

 

 

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Friday Colloquium

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on January 29, 2012

 Kai Greene will present on “Lexical choice and language selection in bilingual preschoolers” Feb 3, at 2pm in the Burson Room.

 

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Young English Learners

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on January 13, 2012

New Issue of AccEllerate– Peña, Bedore & Gibson have a little piece on assessment.

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Asha 2011

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on November 15, 2011

We have several posters and talks at Asha this year by HABLA lab faculty, alums, and students along with collaborators from other universities:

  • Kai Greene, Lisa Bedore, Elizabeth Peña: The Lexical Code-Switching Patterns of English-Spanish Bilingual Preschoolers
  • Li Sheng, Lisa Bedore, Elizabeth Peña: Semantic Development in Spanish-English Bilingual Children
  • Ying Lu & Li Sheng: Lexical-Semantic Development in Mandarin-English Bilingual Children
  • Chistine Fiestas, Lisa Bedore, Elizabeth Peña & Li Sheng: The Definitional Skills of Bilingual Children: Age & Language Experience
  • Katie Squires, Ron Gillam, Mirza Lugo-Neris, Lisa Bedore, &  Elizabeth Peña:  Story Retelling of Bilingual Children with SLI
  • Connie Summers, Marcela Diaz, Elizabeth Peña, & Lisa Bedore:  Macrostructure Analysis of English & Spanish Narratives in Bilingual Children

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Using Two Languages to Make Diagnostic Decisions

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on November 5, 2011

Here’s a new article that came out this week in the Asha Leader that Lisa Bedore and I wrote. In this short piece we presented some of our BESOS data to demonstrate how screening in two languages can be combined to increase diagnostic accuracy.

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In press

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on August 14, 2011

Peña, E. D., Gillam, R. B., Bedore, L.M., & Bohman, T. (in press). Risk for Poor Performance on a Language Screening Measure for
Bilingual Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.

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Going to Dallas

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on January 12, 2011

I’ll be up at UTD on Friday to give a talk at the FLASH seminar. Don’t know what FLASH stands for but, I love it!

Okay, it stands for Friday Seminars in Speech Language and Hearing– or it doesn’t. I don’t know. but here’s the info:

http://www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/documents/FLASHScheduleSpring2011.pdf

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Asha in Philadelphia

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on November 13, 2010

We have two posters and a seminar at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association this year:

School-Age, Spanish-English Bilinguals’ Narrative Production: Leveraging Knowledge of Argument Structure by Karin Boerger, Lisa M. Bedore, and Elizabeth D. Peña

Definitional Skills of Bilingual Children With Language Impairment by Christine Fiestas, Elizabeth D. Peña, and Lisa M. Bedore

Diagnostic Markers of Language Impairment in Bilinguals by Elizabeth D. Peña, Ronald B. Gillam, Lisa M. Bedore, and Thomas Bohman

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We made the College of Communication News again!

Posted by Elizabeth D. Peña on October 20, 2010

Well, we have a new grant– we’re pretty excited about this. We’ll be developing interventions for Spanish-English speaking bilingual children with risk for reading and language impairments. Read more here.

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