Post Doctoral Fellow, Maria Cristina Limlingan selected as one of Bridging the W

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Post Doctoral Fellow, Maria Cristina Limlingan selected as one of Bridging the Word Gap Network’s Emerging Research Scholar

Maria Cristina Limlingan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, has been selected as one of the 2017-2018 four Emerging Research Scholars in the Bridging the Word Gap (BWG) Research Network. As a BWG Emerging Research Scholar, Dr. Limlingan will be working with her BWG Mentor, Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer to examine the impact of an online teacher professional development program on the use of high quality teaching strategies for promoting DLLs’ language skills in preschool and kindergarten.

The BWG Research Network is a national collaboration of researchers, policymakers, early educators, civic leaders, program directors, and funders supported by the Health Resources Services Administration to identify the most effective intervention practices to bridge the gap between children from high- and low-income groups in the quality and quantity of children’s early language exposure.  Scholars are selected from across the U.S. as individuals who will contribute to current research knowledge about ways to promote the early language development of young children in poverty. Emerging Research Scholars each receive a cash award to support their research as well as mentoring from a BWG Research Network member. For more information about the BWG Research Network please visit