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FPG Lecture Series Welcomes Dr. Laura Justice

Social Networks of Children with Language Impairment in Inclusive Preschool Classrooms

Dr. Laura Justice, PhD, is the Education and Human Ecology (EHE) distinguished professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State University. She is also the executive director of The Crane Center for Early Childhood (CCEC) Research and Policy.

Dr. Justice is an expert in developmental vulnerabilities in language and literacy acquisition in young children. Her work focuses on teacher and parent interventions on children’s learning, including the effective use of storybooks. She also studies classroom quality in early childhood and how quality affects children’s gains within the classroom. She has received the Annie Glenn Leadership Award in Speech-Language Pathology, the Editor’s Award (from American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology), the Early Career Publication Award (from Division of Research, Council for Exceptional Children), the Erskine Fellowship (from University of Canterbury), and the Fulbright Scholar Award. Dr. Justice has served as the co-director of Risk and Prevention in Education Sciences Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program, and as an associate professor at the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Dr. Justice also received the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (from President G. W. Bush). She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

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