Nancy Creaghead, PhD, Lab
Dr. Nancy Creaghead’s teaching, research and clinical interests include language, literacy, and speech sound acquisition and disorders in children. Her research centers on examining children’s communication in preschool and school settings with the goal of improving services to children who are at risk for school success because of their speech, language and literacy challenges. Her recent work focuses on addressing the additional challenges faced by diverse children and especially those living in poverty.
CLLEaR – Communication, Language, Learning Education and Research
The mission of the Collaborative Language, Learning, Education and Research (CLLEaR) Lab is to improve children’s learning and success in school through research which examines language and literacy assessment and intervention for children in preschool through the school years.
Our research addresses the needs of children who are at risk for language and literacy learning problems and is based on theories that include the critical role of language in learning, collaborative service delivery, and multicultural considerations.
Dr. Creaghead’s research interests include examination of language and literacy development and challenges for at risk children in preschool and elementary school.
Her recent research with students has centered on collaborating with teachers in enhancing language and emergent literacy for Head Start children, emergent writing, and developing teacher-implemented interventions for reading comprehension to support Response to Intervention.
Recent Graduates' Research
Story Retell – Dr. Emily Hasselbeck
Assessment of English Language Learners – Dr. Rochel Lazewnik
Emergent Writing – Dr. Maria Centeno
Family Book Reading – Dr. Claudia Kikuta
Emergent Writing – Dr. Amy Hobek
Reading Comprehension – Dr. Lisa Froehlich
Reading Comprehension Strategies for Response to Intervention – Dr. Debbie Elledge
Current PhD Students' Research
Social/Pragmatic Communication Behaviors of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury – Casey Keck
Text to Speech Applications for Struggling Readers – Jennifer Keelor
Text to Speech Application for Monolingual English Speakers to Teach Vocabulary to Second Language Learners – Jean Franco Rivera
Strategies for Eliciting Narratives from African American Children -- Mia Kimmons
Young Children’s Use of Vocabulary to Express Emotions – Rochel Lieberman
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