Research Area: Developmental Science
Early literacy, achievement gaps, parent-child interaction
I am interested in how early factors such as literacy and socioeconomic status impact children’s cognitive abilities across development.
Currently, I am working on identifying and evaluating potential strategies to scaffold children’s literacy and language skills.
Booth, A. E., Shavlik, M., & Haden, C. A. (2020). Parents’ causal talk: Links to children’s causal stance and emerging scientific literacy. Developmental Psychology, 56(11), 2055-2064. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001108
Shavlik, M., Davis-Kean, P. E., Schwab, J. F., & Booth, A. E. (2020). Early word-learning skills: A missing link in understanding the vocabulary gap? Developmental Science, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13034
Shavlik, M., Bauer, J.-R., & Booth, A. E. (2020). Children’s preference for causal information in storybooks. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 11(666). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00666