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Helping Parents Support Their Young Children's Language and Literacy Development

Brown bag lunch with Barbara Hanna Wasik announcement November 18th, 303 Rackley

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy will hold a Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Barbara Wasik, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the topic Helping Parents Support Their Young Children's Language and Literacy Development. Dr. Wasik will discuss her research and findings, including outcomes for young children and for their parents.

Date and Time: November 18th, noon - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 303 Rackley Building

A school/clinical psychologist, Barbara Hanna Wasik holds a William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship in the School of Education and is a fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She is also director of the UNC Center for Home Visiting.

Wasik teaches in the School Psychology Program and has held numerous administrative positions at UNC-Chapel Hill. She serves as a consultant to national organizations, is a member of several national boards and has held office in state and national organizations. For the American Psychological Association, she has served as chair of the Board of Educational Affairs, a member of the Council of Representatives and chair of the Task Force on Early Childhood Education. She is a former president of the North Carolina Psychology Association. In addition, Wasik was an invited participant to the White House Conference on Child Care and served as a member of the Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy of the National Academy of Sciences. Since 1999, she has served as a co-director for the National Forum on Home Visiting.

Contact Barbara Van Horn <blv1@psu.edu> or 814-865-5876 for information about the presentation.