LSU Communication Sciences & Disorders Professor Receives Early Career Award
Dr. Julie Schneider, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, was recently selected as an award recipient of the 2021 Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).
Schneider’s research combines behavioral and biological approaches to identify how sociocultural contexts and brain development interact to promote word learning in school. The grant was awarded for her most recent project, titled “Informing Interventions: pinpointing how linguistic input contributes to vocabulary variability in the Deep South," and will help her to inform existing language interventions by advancing our knowledge of the home environments, language inputs, and vocabulary abilities of children raised in rural and urban low socioeconomic (SES) communities in the Deep South.
The SRCD recognizes the importance of capacity building for early career scholars seeking to establish their research programs, especially considering the limited funding available for conducting exploratory work and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars addresses this need within developmental science by supporting pilot or small-scale research projects proposed by members who completed their doctoral degree within the last five years.
For more information about the SRCD and 2021 Small Grants Program for Early Career Scholars, visit https://www.srcd.org/news/announcing-2021-recipients-small-grants-program-early-career-scholars.