Barton-Hulsey and Romano Presented at National Conference

At the beginning of April, two Assistant Professors in the School of Communication Science and Disorders presented their research at the 52nd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in San Antonio, Texas. This is known as “one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities,” according to the website. This year, the conference focused on Translational Research on Down Syndrome.

Dr. Andrea Barton-Hulsey

Dr. Andrea Barton-Hulsey was a co-author on a symposium oral titled “Parent-Implemented Augmented Language Intervention and Young Children with Down Syndrome: An Exploratory Report,” (authors: MaryAnn Romski, Rose Sevcik, Andrea Barton-Hulsey, Evelyn Fisher, Marika King, Phebe Albert, Gal Kaldes, and Casy Walters). She also presented a poster titled “Access to Literacy Instruction in Preschool Age Children with Developmental Disabilities,” (Andrea Barton-Hulsey, Rose Sevcik, and MaryAnn Romski). Barton-Hulsey is continuing similar research at FSU through the First Year Assistant Professor program. You can read more about her work here.

Dr. Mollie Romano

Dr. Mollie Romano presented a poster titled “Prelinguistic Communication and Early Symbol use in Toddlers with Down Syndrome: Using the IGDI-ECI to Model Growth.” Her research focuses on caregiver implemented interventions to support the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities and those at risk for delays, professional development approaches for early childhood providers and interventions that target prelinguistic communication skills. You can read more about her work here.