Our team is always talking about our newest work! Check out some of our most recent presentations.

Nye, H., Pace, A., Levine, D., Luo, R., Morini, G., Strother-Garcia, K., Brezack, N., de Villiers, J., Wilson, M. S., Iglesias, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (submitted). With the touch of a screen: Reliability, validity, and diagnostic accuracy of the Quick Interactive Language Screener (QUILS). In D. Levine (Chair), Language science meets the real world: Assessments to further research and practice. Symposium to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Levine, D., Luo, R., Morini, G., Strother-Garcia, K., Brezack, N., Pace, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., & Wilson, M. S. (submitted). From product to process and back: How SES may contribute to early language competence. In S. Paterson (Chair), Socioeconomic status and language outcomes: From backyards to books to brains. Symposium to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Golinkoff, R. M. (2017, January). From the Classroom to the Living Room: Developmental Science Goes Live! National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Dore, R., Hassinger-Das, B. Paller, A., Brezack, N., Saunders, T. Golinkoff, R.M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016, December). Effects of parent reading and audio narration on children’s comprehension of books on tablets.  Institute of Education Sciences Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Pace, A., Luo, R., de Villiers, J., Wilson, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Iglesias, A., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016, November). Language processes help discriminate differences from disorders in diverse preschool children. American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Solomon, K., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Parish-Morris, J. (2016, November). Ready for verbs?: An eye-tracking study of intrinsic motion processing in autism spectrum disorder. American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

deVilliers, J., Pace, A., Klein, M., Aravind, A., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Wilson, M. S. (2016, November). Fast mapping word meanings across trials: You children forget all but their first guess. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Ma, W. & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016, November). Syntactic bootstrapping for form class distinctions in Mandarin child-directed speech. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Alper, R., Luo, R., Pace, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Fischer, J., Mogul, M., Adamson, L., Bakeman, R., Golinkoff, R., Owen, M., Paterson, S., Masek, L, & Tejada, J. (2016, November). Evidence-based early communication intervention in high-risk neighborhoods. American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA. [One-hour seminar]

Pace, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., & Wilson, M. (2016, October). With the touch of a screen: introducing a computerized language assessment for diverse preschoolers. SRCD Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Hassinger-Das, B., Mahajan, N, Metz, R., Ramsook, K., Margulis, K., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R., Parish-Morris, J. (2016, October).  Book-reading in the age of apps: investigating differences between traditional and electronic books. SRCD Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Paller, A., Dore, R. A. Brezack, N. Saunders, T., Hassinger-Das, B, Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek. (2016, August). Effects of parent reading and audio narration on children’s comprehension of books on tablets. Delaware INBRE Program Conference, Newark, DE.

Verdine, B.N., Marzouk, M.A., Brezack, N.G., Tonob, D., Rosen, A.J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R.M. (2016, August).  Toying around with spatial learning: How toy design influences parent-child interactions around geometric shapes.  Spatial Cognition 2016, Philadelphia, PA.

Verdine, B.N., Golinkoff, R.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Newcombe, N.S. (2016, August).  Preschool spatial skills: Are they important for mathematics?  Spatial Cognition 2016, Philadelphia, PA.

Burchinal, P., Pace, A., Alper, R., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (July, 2016). School readiness skills and academic and social trajectories in elementary school.  National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, D.C.

Verdine, B.N., Marzouk, M., Zosh, J.Z., Golinkoff, R.M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016, June). Toys r important: Effects of toy design on parent geometric and spatial talk.  In G. Borriello (Chair), Spatial Development and STEM Learning.  Symposium at the Jean Piaget Society 46th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

De Villiers, J., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Iglesias, K., & Pace, A. (2016, June). With the touch of a screen: A new language assessment for children ages 3 through 5. Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Golinkoff, R. M., Konishi, H., Stahl, A., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016, May). Individual differences in non-linguistic event categorization at 13-15 months predict motion verb comprehension at 27-33 months. In A. Gampe (Chair), How to make words out of actions: Longitudinal links between perception and language. Symposium accepted for presentation at the International Congress on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Brezack, N., Marzouk, M., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016, May). Infants recognize statistically learned action patterns performed by a new actor at 14 months. International Congress on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Schroer, S., Reed, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016, May). (Not so) small talk: How cell phone conversations affect parent-toddler word learning exchanges. International Congress on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Reed, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016, May). Where’s the pause button? Toddlers’ word learning following interrupted dyadic interactions. International Congress on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Brezack, N, Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016, March). 14-month-olds track statistically learned action patterns and extend to a new actor. Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

Tejada, J., Masek, L., Luo, R., Alper, R., Pace, A., Mogul, M., Paterson, S., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Adamson, L.B., Bakeman., R., Owen, M., & Golinkoff, R.M. (2016, February). Enhancing the communication foundation through community­ based participatory research.  Conference on Research Innovation in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Hassinger-Das, B., Mahajan, N., Metz, R., Ramsook, K. A., Margulis, K., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Parish-Morris, J. (2016, April). Shared book-reading in the digital age: Examining differences in traditional and tablet books. In J. E. Kim & J. Anderson (Chairs), Young children’s literacy practices with digital books at home and school: international evidence. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Luo, R., Alper, R., Tejada, J., Masek, L., Mogul, M., Paterson, S., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Adamson, L.B., Bakeman., R., Owen, M., & Golinkoff, R.M. (June, 2016). Enhancing the communication foundation for language development: A community-based participatory research model for intervention. In A. Pace (Chair) Spreading the Words: Exploring Innovative Models for Early Language Intervention. Symposium at the International Society for Early Intervention Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dickinson, D. K., Collins, M., Hadley, E., Newman, K., Rivera, B., Nesbitt, K., Hassinger-Das, B., Toub, T. S., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, December), Effects of a scalable teacher-delivered preschool book reading intervention. Annual conference of the Literacy Research Association, Carlsbad, CA.

Dickinson, D.K., Collins, M.F., Hadley, E.B., Nesbitt, K.T., Rivera, B.L., Hassinger-Das, B., Toub, T.S., Golinkoff, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (July, 2015).  Effects of teacher-delivered book reading on preschool children’s receptive and expressive vocabulary. Society for Scientific Studies in Reading, The Big Island, Hawaii.

Brezack, N., Marzouk, M., Golinkoff, R.M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, October). Children use statistical learning to track sequences of actions and extend to a new actor. Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Konishi, H., Brezack, N., Golinkoff, R.M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, October). Does language influence the perception of event components? Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Strother-Garcia, K.M., Golinkoff, R.M., & Brezack, N. (2015, October). Exploring 3- to 5-year-olds’ knowledge of derived forms.  Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Strother-Garcia, K.M., Morini, G., Brezack, N., Pace, A., Yust, P., Takahesu Tabori, A., Levine, D., Golinkoff, R.M., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Wilson, M.S. (2015, October). Language testing made fun: a new tool for measuring language skills in monolingual and bilingual preschoolers. Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Toub, T. S., Hassinger-Das, B., Ilgaz, H., Weisberg, D.S., Nesbitt, K. T., Collins, M. F., Eye, J., Hadley, E., & Rivera, B., Newman, K., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Dickinson, D. K., & Nicolopoulou, A.  (2015, October). Learning through play: Improving vocabulary knowledge for low-income preschoolers. In N. M. Isacoff (Organizer) Symposium:  Vocabulary and cognitive development: Crossing the basic-applied divide. Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Levine, D., Pace, A., Yust, P., Brezack, N., Morini, G., Tabori, A., Strother-Garcia, K., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., Wilson, M., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, October). Developing a computer-administered language assessment for diverse children ages 3 to 6. Division for Early Childhood’s Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Atlanta, GA.

Loeb, D., Reed, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2015, May). Can you feel the beat? Where musical rhythm meets interpersonal skills. Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Pace, A., Yust, P., Hirsh-Pasek, K. & Golinkoff, R.M. (2015, March). Edible science: where theory meets practice in support of language development. Invited poster, Society for Research in Child Development Preconference on Bridging the Word Gap, Philadelphia, PA.

Zosh, J.M. Verdine, B. N., Golinkoff, R.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. & Halberda, J. (2015). SES and ANS: How socio-economic status impacts the relation between the approximate number system and mathematics performance. Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Zosh, J.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. (2015). Playing for learning in a digital world. Invited paper presentation in M. Rincón-Cortés (Chair), Comparative aspects of play in humans and rodents. Invited symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Adamson, L. B., Bakeman, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Owen, M., Golinkoff, R. M. & Suma, K.  (2015, March). A strong communication foundation at two prepares lower-class children for language success at three. In K. Hirsh-Pasek (Chair of symposium), Where’s the gap in the 30-million word gap? Quality interactions predict language success for low-income children. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Dickinson, D. K., Collins, M. F., Hadley, E. B., Nesbitt, K. T., Newman, K., Pierce, M., Rivera, B. L., Ilgaz, H., Hassinger-Das, B., Toub, T. S., Nicolopoulou, A., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, March).  The challenge of changing preschool teachers’ language practices.  In A. L. Mendelsohn & A. Weisleder (Chairs of symposium), Applying developmental science in real world settings to address poverty-related disparities in school readiness. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Hadley, E. B., Dickinson, D., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2015, March). Fostering conceptual word knowledge in preschoolers through informational books and play.  In T. S. Toub (Chair of symposium), Beyond book-reading: Promoting vocabulary development through innovative activities.  Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Hass, R., Toub, T. S., Yust, P., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M. (2015, March). What is creativity in young children? Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Hassinger-Das., B., Toub, T. S., Ilgaz, H., Weisberg, D., Nesbitt, K. T., Collins, M. F., Eye, J., Hadley, E. B., Rivera, B. L., Newman, K., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., Dickinson, D., & Nicolopoulou, A. (2015, March). Playing to learn: How book-reading + guided play can improve vocabulary for low-income preschoolers.  In T. S. Toub (Chair of symposium), Beyond book-reading: Promoting vocabulary development through innovative activities. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Hirsh-Pasek, K., Zosh, J.M., & Golinkoff, R. (2015, March). Guided play: A new pedagogical approach to high quality early learning.  In A. Mendelson & A. Weisleder (Chairs of symposium), Applying developmental science in real world settings to address poverty-related disparities in school readiness.   Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Medford, J., Verdine, B. N., Agarwal, E., Black, C., Tonob, D., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, March). 3-year-olds tackle block assembly: Some behaviors predict success more than others. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Möhring, W., Ramsook, K., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R.M., & Newcombe, N. (2015, March). The sound of space and number: Are children’s spatial, numerical and musical skills related? Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Newman, K., Dickinson, D., Collins, M., Hadley, E., Nesbitt, K., Pierce, M., Rivera, B., Ilgaz, H., Hasinger-Das, B., Toub, T., Eye, J., Nicolopoulou, A., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2015, March). Effects of scalable teacher-delivered book reading on preschool children’s vocabulary. In D. K. Dickinson (Chair of symposium), The quality of book reading in preschool. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Owen, M., Bakeman, R., Adamson, L. B., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Dyer, N. (2015, March). Specificity matters: Quality of parent-child communication predicts language success better than overall parenting quality. In K. Hirsh-Pasek (Chair of symposium), Where’s the gap in the 30-million word gap? Quality interactions predict language success for low-income children. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Pace, A., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Yust, P., Reed, J., Toub, T. S., Adamson, L. B., Bakeman, R., Owen, M., & Cadle, C. (2015, March). Have we been sending the wrong message? Quality trumps quantity when predicting language outcomes. In K. Hirsh-Pasek (Chair of symposium), Where’s the gap in the 30-million word gap? Quality interactions predict language success for low-income children. Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Reed, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Adamson, L., Golinkoff, R. M., Bakeman, R., & Owen, M. T. (2015, March). Keeping the conversation going: The importance of fluency and connectedness for language learning. In C. Yu (Chair), Rethinking the recipe for language growth: Where quantity meets quality of input. Symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Marzouk, M., Brezack, N., Verdine, B.N., Golinkoff, R.M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (under review for 2015, March). What do toddlers know about geometric shapes? Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Hassinger-Das, B., Toub, T. S., Ilgaz, H., Weisberg, D. S., Nesbitt, K. T., Collins, M. F., Eye, J., Hadley, E. B., Rivera, B. L., Newman, K., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M, Dickinson, D., & Nicolopoulou, A. (2014, November). Learning through play: Improving low-income preschoolers’ vocabulary knowledge. Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood, Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum, New York, NY.

Pace, A., Yust, P., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., Wilson, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R., Takahesu Tabori, A., Strother-Garcia, K., Ridge, K.  (2014, November). Examining the validity of a computer-based language assessment for preschool children. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Konishi, H., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2014, November). Semantic reorganization: Does language influence the perception of event components? Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Hassinger-Das, B., Spiewak, T. T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2014, June). Adult-supported play: Daveloping a successful pedagogical approach to increasing vocabulary knowledge. Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Verdine, B., Scudlark, R., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Newcombe, N. (2014, May). A longitudinal study of preschool spatial assembly performance as a predictor of kindergarten spatial and mathematics skills. National Science Foundation site visit for the Temple University Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, Evanston, IL.

Pace, A., Yust, P., Devilliers, J., Iglesias, A., Wilson, M., Golinkoff, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Takahesu Tabori, A., Ridge, K., & Strother-Garcia, K. (2014, November). Evaluating the reliability and validity of a computer-based language assessment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Pace, A., Yust, P., Devilliers, J., Iglesias, A., Wilson, M., Golinkoff, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Tabori, A., Ridge, K., & Strother-Garcia, K. (2014, November). The relationship between home literacy environment and language products and processes in diverse preschoolers. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Pace, A., Levine, D., Licht, V., Zaw, K., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Carver, L. (2014, July). Break it up: Behavioral and ERP evidence for infant attention to boundaries in complex events. In symposium: Finding breaks in the action: Exploring multiple mechanisms for infant event segmentation. International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Stahl, A., Romberg, A., Ridge, K., Roseberry, S., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M. (2014, July). Where the action is: Infants segment dynamic events using transitional probabilities. In symposium: Finding breaks in the action: Exploring multiple mechanisms for infant event segmentation. International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Kanero, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2014, July). What makes things happen?: Cross-linguistic investigation of how children describe causal events. International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Goksun, T., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M. (2014, July). Detecting and categorizing grounds in dynamic events. In symposium: Representing the Event for Purposes of Language: Infants’ Categorization of Path, Manner, and Ground in Motion Events. International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

de Villiers, J., Takahesu Tabori, A., Yust, P., Pace, A., Levine, D., Ridge, K., Wilson, M. S., Iglesias, A.,  Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K. Developing an automatically administered computerized language assessment for diverse preschoolers. (2014, July). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Takahesu Tabori, A., de Villiers, J., Golinkoff , R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Wilson, M. S., Iglesias, A., Pace, A., Yust, P. Predictive value of language processes and products for identifying language difficulties. (June, 2014). Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin

Strother-Garcia, K., Ridge, K., Yust, P., Takahesu Tabori, A., Pace, A., Golinkoff, R. M., de Villiers, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Wilson, M. S., Iglesias, A. Using Touchscreen Technology to Create a Comprehensive Preschool Language Assessment. (July, 2014). Head Start 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, D.C.

Yust, P., Takahesu Tabori, A., Pace, A., Ridge, K., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Wilson, M. S. A Spanish-English Bilingual Computerized Language Assessment for Preschoolers. (July, 2014). Head Start 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, D.C.

Toub, T.S., Ilgaz, H., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R.M., Dickinson, D., & Nicolopoulou, A. (2014, May).  Playful learning: Promoting preschoolers’ vocabulary development through adult-supported play. Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA