Research Area: Developmental Science
I am interested in language and concept development in preschool-aged children. My research focuses on children's word learning and story comprehension from storybooks and the individual differences that influence learning.
Jimenez, S., Saylor, M. Preschoolers' word learning and story comprehension during shared book reading. Submitted.
Jimenez, S., Ryan, K., Saylor, M., (2016). Increasing preschoolers’ awareness of lexical ignorance to encourage word-learning. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Jimenez, S., Saylor, M., (2015). Instructional placement and memory skills predict preschoolers’ learning during shared book reading. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting 2015.
De Jong, M. Weaver, K, Jimenez, S. Kedrick, K. Saylor, M. (2015). Children’s and adults’ inferences about human impacts on the environment. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting 2015.
Jacobson, R., Jimenez, S., Osina, M., Weaver, C., Saylor, M. (2015) Factors influencing preschoolers' information seeking behavior. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting 2015
Jimenez, S. Rowe, L. Saylor, M.(2015) Vocabulary teaching styles during joint-reading with preschoolers. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting 2015
Saylor, M., Osina, M. Jimenez, S., Ganea, P., Tassin, T. (2014). “Preschoolers use verbal descriptions to build representations” Jean Piaget Society Conference. May 2014
Creel, S. C., & Jiménez, S. R. (2012). Differences in talker recognition by preschoolers and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Dec 2012;113(4):487-509 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22958962>
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2015-2018)