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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

Anne van Kleeck

 

Anne van Kleeck

Professor

Callier Center for Communication Disorders Research Scholar

PhD, University of Washington

Child Language, Preliteracy

 

CD A.101

214-905-3147 phone

annevk@utdallas.edu email

 

Language and Literacy Laboratory website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

 

My research focuses primarily on preliteracy development, socialization, assessment, and intervention, both in children who are typically developing and those with language disorders. I am also interested in both cultural and historical variation in beliefs and practices that impact children’s preliteracy development. Some of our recent work has centered on preschoolers’ higher-level oral language foundations for later higher-level reading comprehension, including inferencing, producing narratives, and engaging in classroom discourse (“school talk”). Other work focuses on a book-sharing intervention targeting early semantic relations in young children with language delays.

 

Recent Publications

 

van Kleeck, A., Schwarz, A. L., Fey, M., Kaiser, A., Miller, J., & Weitzman, E. (in press). Should we use telegraphic or grammatical input with children in the early stages of language development who have language impairments? A systematic review of the research and expert opinion. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.

 

Price, L. H., van Kleeck, A., & Huberty, C. J. (2009). Talk during book sharing between parents and preschool children: A comparison between storybook and expository book conditions. Reading Research Quarterly, 44(2), 171 – 194.

 

Vander Woude, J., van Kleeck, A., & Vander Veen, E. (2009) Book sharing and the development of meaning. In P. Rhyner (Ed.), Emergent literacy and language development: Promoting learning in early childhood (pp. 36 – 77). New York: Guilford Press.