Seminar – Rebecca Alper, PhD, CCC-SLP – “Where Should We Begin? Caregiver Strengths and Support Needs in Early Language Interaction”

John D. Wiley Conference Center, Room T216
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Waisman Center

Rebecca Alper, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Wisconsin-Madison

About the Speaker: Dr. Alper is an ASHA-certified, licensed, speech-language pathologist (WI, PA, and NJ) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Alper is also a Waisman Center Investigator and director of the Language Literacy, and Learning Lab. Dr. Alper completed her M.A., Ph.D., and a Graduate Certificate in biostatistics at the University of Iowa, where she was a Presidential Fellow under the co-mentorship of Drs. Karla McGregor and Richard Hurtig. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Temple Infant and Child Lab with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.

Dr. Alper’s research focuses on understanding and improving language and academic outcomes for children who are at-risk as a result of learning environment and/or communication disorder status. This work includes clinical behavioral assessment research, as well as research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinician and caregiver-mediated early language and literacy interventions. Additionally, Dr. Alper is interested in research methodology and data analysis for speech-language research.

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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.

Rebecca Alper, PhD, CCC-SLP