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Cynthia Puranik

Associate Professor    Affiliate faculty of the Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy initiative    
Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Florida Center for Reading Research
Doctor of Philosophy in Speech & Language Pathology, University of Florida
Master of Science in Speech & Language Pathology, University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Statistics, University of Bombay

Specializations

Writing development
Writing assessment
Early/emergent literacy intervention

Biography

Cynthia Puranik is an associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education and Human Development. In addition, Puranik is an affiliate faculty of the Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy initiative at Georgia State University.

Her research focuses on understanding early writing development — including assessment and instruction of early writing skills. She has simultaneously explored both basic theoretical and highly applied research pathways to address questions pertaining to children’s emergent and early conventional writing.

Her research has been supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, and Reading & Writing.