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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.131

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. Recent work has focused on establishing the importance of an academic language register beginning in the preschool years. We have also been developing a way to assess the difficulty of books read aloud to preschoolers.

 

Recent Publications

 

Journal Article

van Kleeck, A. (2014). Distinguishing between casual talk and academic talk beginning in the preschool years: An important consideration for speech-language pathologists. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 23 (4) 1 - 18. doi:10.1044/2014_AJSLP-14-0032

 

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

van Kleeck, A. (2013). Guiding parents from diverse cultural backgrounds to promote language skills in preschoolers with language disorders: Two challenges and proposed solutions for them. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 20 (3), 78 - 85.

 

Book Chapter

van Kleeck, A. (in press). The academic talk register: A critical preschool oral language foundation for later reading comprehension. In A. DeBruin,, A. van Kleeck, & S. B. Gear (Eds.), Pre-reader comprehension: One of the essential building blocks to becoming a successful reader. Baltimore, MD: Paul H.

 

Edited Book

DeBruin, A., van Kleeck, A. & Gear, S. B. (Eds., in press), Pre-reader comprehension: One of the essential building blocks to becoming a successful reader. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.