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Jennifer A. Roberts

Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences


PHD, 1998, Boston Univ; MA, 1994, Boston Univ; BA, 1984, Univ Vermont


Jenny Roberts is a developmental psychologist and certified speech-language-pathologist. Her research focuses on the early prediction of children at risk for persistent language delays, and she is a member of a team of researchers engaged in a longitudinal study examining cognitive and linguistic precursors of developmental dyslexia. She has collaborated with colleagues in the development of language-based therapeutic tools for children at risk of reading failure, and in the design and execution of a comprehensive language and literacy intervention program for at-risk kindergarten and preschool-aged children. She is also interested in the language development of internationally-adopted children.

Research Interests

Predicting persistent language impairment
Precursors to developmental dyslexia
Family centered practices for promoting preliteracy skills in at-risk children
Relationship between phonology and the lexicon
Language development of internationally adopted children

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SPCH 005A PHONETICS Undergraduate
SPCH 241 PDTRC COMM DIS:0-5 YRS Graduate
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