Dr. Julie Washington, our chair, received a 2019 Editor’s Award for a co-authored article. The award is from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The article’s title is “The Impact of Dialect Density on the Growth of Language and Reading in African American Children.”
The article was co-authored with Lee Branum-Martin, Ph.D., Ryan Lee-James, Ph.D. and graduate student Congying Sun. James received her Ph.D. in education of students with exceptionalities and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State in 2017.
ASHA gives Editor’s Awards to articles published in their journals. According to their website, “the editor-in-chief and editors feel meet the highest quality standards in research design, presentation and impact for a given year.”
The article appears in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018. It examines the impact of dialect density on the growth of oral language and reading skills in a sample of African American English (AAE)-speaking children raised in urban communities.
You can read the full article on ASHA Wire.