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Dr. Lucía I. Méndez (Communication Sciences and Disorders) received new funding from East Carolina University for the project “More PEAS Please! Bridging the GAP Between Preschool and K-12 Learning Environments.”

This interdisciplinary five-year research grant, awarded in collaboration with researchers from East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina A&T State University, will support the investigation of effective science education approaches for underrepresented minority preschool children. Dr. Méndez’s research focuses on literacy-based approaches to academic vocabulary instruction for bilingual and culturally diverse preschoolers and the role of language in promoting school readiness skills, including literacy, early math and sciences.

 
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