Friday January 18, 2019
“Self-Regulation and its Associations with Children’s Language and Literacy Development”
Dr. Lori Skibbe, Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, Michigan State University
Behavioral self-regulation, which encompasses aspects of working memory, inhibitory control, and attention, is a critical skill during early childhood that supports children’s success in school. In this talk, Dr. Skibbe will discuss research showing that there are substantial individual differences regarding the ways in which behavioral self-regulation develops during early childhood, which has lasting implications for children’s language and literacy development. She will also discuss her current work evaluating a professional development program, developed by the High Scope Educational Research Foundation, which is designed to improve self- regulation for children attending preschool and kindergarten in low-income neighborhoods.
Pizza will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lunch.