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Human Development Graduate Group

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Emily J. Solari

    Emily J. Solari

    Assistant Professor, School of Education
    At UCD since: 2011
    Interests: School, Cognitive
    Life Phases: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence

  • Research Interests
    Early identification and intervention of children at-risk of reading disability; the relationship between language development and literacy development; reading development in struggling readers.

    Selected Publications

    Solari, E.J., Aceves, T., Richards-Tutor, C.A., Leafstedt, J., Filippini, A., Gerber, M. (in press). Longitudinal Prediction of 1st and 2nd Grade English Oral Reading Fluency in English Language Learners: Which early reading and language skills are better predictors? Psychology in the Schools. 

    Solari, E.J., Petscher, Y., Folsom, J.  (in press) Differentiating Literacy Growth of ELL students with LD from other High-Risk Subgroups and General Education Peers: Evidence from Grades 3-10. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

    Richards C.A., Solari, E.J., Leafstedt, J., Gerber, M.M., Filippini, A. (in press). Defining response and non-response for within a Response to Intervention Model with English  language learners: Models for determining response and characteristics of students. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

    Zucker, T.A., Solari, E.J., Landry, S.H., Swank, P.R. (2013). Effects of a brief tiered language intervention for pre-kindergarteners at risk. Early Education and Development 24, 366-292.

    Landry, S.H., Smith, K., Zucker, T.A., Swank, P., Crawford, A., Solari, E.J. (2011) The Effects of a Responsive Parenting Intervention on Parent-Child Interactions during Shared Book Reading. Developmental Psychology, online first publication. doi: 10.1037/a0026400

    Denton, C., Solari, E.J., Ciancio, D., Hecht, S.(2010) An Evaluation of Kindergarten Summer
    School Reading Program in High Poverty Urban Schools. Elementary School Journal, 110, 423-439.

    Anthony, J. L., Aghara, R. G., Solari, E. J., Dunkelberger, M. J., & Williams, J. M. (2010)
    Quantifying phonological representation abilities in Spanish speaking preschool children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32, 19-49.

    Anthony, J.L., Solari, E.J., Branum-Martin, L., Williams, J. (2009) The relationship between
    alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and phonological awareness in Spanish-speaking
    preschool English language learners. Scientific Studies of Reading, 13, 535-564.

    Shapiro, E., Solari, E.J. Petscher, Y. (2009) Use of a Measure of Reading Comprehension to
    Enhance Prediction on the State High Stakes Assessment. Journal of Learning and
    Individual Differences, 18. 316-338.

    Solari, E. J. & Gerber, M.M. (2008) Early Comprehension Development of Spanish-speaking
    English Language Learners. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 23 155-168.

    Swanson, H.L., Rosko, K. Solari, E.J., Gerber, M.M (2007) Influence of oral language and
    phonological awareness on children’s bilingual reading. Journal of School Psychology, 45, 361-376.