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Laida Restrepo

Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science

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Education

  • Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, December, 1995. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • M.A., Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology, February, 1986. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
  • B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, June, 1983. University of Florida , Gainesville, FL.
  • AA and AS in Special Education, December, 1981. Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL.

Research Interests

Research in the Bilingual Language and Literacy Laboratory is concerned with the development of best practices in assessment and intervention of children who speak Spanish as their native language or who are bilingual. In the Lab, we work on the identification of children with language disorders who speak Spanish or who are bilingual. This research focuses on the use of language sampling, dynamic assessment, parent and teacher interviews, structured language tasks, and the characterization of specific language impairment in children. In addition, In addition, we are investigating different types of interventions to improve reading comprehension and oral language skills in at risk Latino children.

Research Publications

  • P Schwanenflugel, C Hamilton, S Neuharth-Pritchett, Maria Restrepo, B Bradley, H Ruston. PAVEd for Success: An Evaluation of a Program to Improve the Preliteracy Skills of 4-Year-Old Children. Journal of Literacy Research (2010).
  • Restrepo, M. A., Castilla, A. P., Arboleda, A., Schwanenflugel, P., Neuhart Prittchett, S., & Hamilton, C. Sentence length, complexity and grammaticality growth in Spanish-speaking children attending English-only and bilingual preschool programs. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools (2010).
  • M. Adelaida Restreppo, Gareth P. Morgan & Ekaterina Smyk. Bilingual children with language impairment. The Handbook of Psycholinguistic & Cognitive processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders (2010).
  • Castilla, A., Restrepo, M. A., & Perez-Larouz, A. Individual differences and language interdependence: A study of sequential bilingual development in Spanish-English preschool children. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (2009).
  • Flórez-Romero, R., Restrepo, M. A., & Schwanenflugel, P. J. Promoción del alfabetismo inicial y prevención de las dificultades en la lectura: una experiencia pedagógica en el aula de preescolar. Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana (2009).
  • Morgan, G., Restrepo, M. A., & Auza, A. Variability in the grammatical profile(s) of Spanish-speaking children with Specific Language Impairment. Hispanic child languages: typical and impaired development (2009).
  • Restrepo, M. A. Supporting bilingual assessment and intervention for ELLs and bilingual children. NIUSI-Leadscape LeadCast blog, (2008).
  • Restrepo, M.A., & Harmon, M. T. Addressing emergent literacy skills in English language learners. The ASHA Leader (2008).
  • Restrepo, Maria Adelaida (Author) ,Dubasik, V. Language and Literacy Practices for English Language Learners in the Preschool Setting. Creating Preschool Centers of Excellence in Language and Literacy (2008).
  • Maria Restrepo, S Gray. Optimizing literacy in English Language Learners. Seminars in Speech and Language Pathology (2007).
  • Maria Restrepo, Shelley Gray. Optimizing Literacy in English Language Learners. Seminars in Speech and Language (2007).
  • V Gutierrez-Clellen, Maria Restrepo, G Simón-Cereijido. Grammatical Performance of Spanish-Speaking Children with Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (2007).
  • Florez, Rita, Restrepo, Maria Adelaida, Schwanenflugel, P. Alfabetismo emergente: Investigación, teoría y práctica. El caso de la lectura. (2007).
  • . . Studying Communication Disorders In Spanish Speakers: Theoretical, Research, & Clinical Aspects (2007).
  • Centeno, J, Anderson, R, Restrepo, Maria, Jacobson, P, Guedouzi, J, Müller, N, Ansalado, A, Marcotte, K. Ethnographic and sociolinguistic aspects of communication: Research-praxis relationships. (2007).
  • David Pineda, R Kamphaus, Maria Restrepo, I Puerta, C Arango, F Lopera, M García-Barrera, E Dowdy. Screening for conduct disorder in an adolescent male sample from Colombia. Transcultural Psychiatry. David A. Pineda, D. A., Kamphaus, R. W., Restrepo, M. A., Puerta, I. C. , Arango, C. P., Lopera, F., García-Barrera, M., Dowdy, E. T. (in press). Scree. Transcultural Psychiatry (2006).
  • Maria Restrepo, P Schwanenflugel, J Blake, S Neuhart-Pritchett, S Cramer. Performance on the PPVT-III and the EVT: Applicability of the Measures with African American and European American Preschool Children. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools (2006).
  • Maria Restrepo. Dual language Development and Disorders: A handbook on bilingualism & second language learning. Linguistics and Education (2005).
  • Maria Restrepo. The Case for Bilingual Intervention for Typical and Atypical Language Learners. Special Interest Division 1 and 14 Newsletter, American Speech Language and Hearing Association (2005).
  • Maria Restrepo. The Case for Bilingual Intervention for Typical and Atypical Language Learners. American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Special Interest Division 1 and 14 Newsletter, July (2005).
  • . . Review of: Book Review. Genesee. F., Paradis, J., & Crago, M. (2004). Dual language Development and Disorders: A handbook on bilingualism & second language learning (2005).
  • Schwanenflugel, P J (Author) ,Hamilton, C E (Author) ,Bradley, B A (Author) ,Ruston, H P (Author) ,Neuharth-Pritchett, S (Author) ,Restrepo, Maria Adelaida (Author) . Classroom practices for vocabulary enhancement in kindergarten: Lessons from PAVEd for Success. Bringing Scientific Research to Practice: Vocabulary (2005).
  • . . Language development: A focus on Spanish-English speakers (2004).
  • Maria Restrepo, P Schwanenflugel, S Neuharth-Pritchett, J Blake, C Hamilton. PAVEd for Success: A Prekindergarten Literacy Program with Implications for enhancing the Preliteracy Skills of Children who are Deaf. Odyssey (2003).
  • Maria Restrepo, D Pineda, R Sarmiento, J Gutiérrez, S Vargas, Y Quiroz, G Hynd. Statistical analyses of structural MRI of the caudate nucleus head in Colombian children with ADHD. Journal of Child Neurology (2002).
  • Maria Restrepo, D Pineda. Deficiencia de la atención en niños y lenguaje. Revista Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría, y Neurociencias (2001).
  • Maria Restrepo, S Silverman. The validity of the Spanish Preschool Language Scale for use with bilingual children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2001).
  • Maria Restrepo, V Gutierrez-Clellen. Article production in bilingual children with specific language impairment. Journal of Child Language (2001).
  • Maria Restrepo, K Kruth. Grammatical characteristics of a bilingual student with specific language impairment. Journal of Children's Communication Development (2000).
  • Maria Restrepo, R Kamphaus, M Jiménez, D Pineda, E Fleckenstein, I Puerta. Análisis trascultural de un instrumento de dimensiones múltiples en el diagnóstico del déficit de atención. Revista Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría, y Neurociencias (2000).
  • Maria Restrepo, V Gutierrez-Clellen, D Pineda, D Sánchez. Habilidades del lenguaje en niños con trastornos de atención [Language characteristics in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder]. Revista Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría, y Neurociencias (2000).
  • Maria Restrepo, V Gutierrez-Clellen, L Bedore, E Peña, R Anderson. Language sample analysis in Spanish-speaking children: Issues and clinical implications. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools (2000).
  • Maria Restrepo, D Pineda, G Henao, V Gutierrez-Clellen, D Sanchez. Comportamientos verbales diferentes en niños de 7 a 12 años con deficiencia atencional. [Verbal behavioral differences in children ages 7-12 with attention deficit]. Revista Española de Neurología (1999).

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