Jessica Lawson-Adams

Jessica Lawson-Adams
Vanderbilt University | Vander Bilt · Department of Teaching and Learning

Doctor of Philosophy

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5
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51
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Citations since 2016
5 Research Items
51 Citations
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Education
July 2015 - May 2020
Vanderbilt University
Field of study
  • Learning, Teaching, and Diversity
August 2009 - August 2011
University of Georgia
Field of study
  • Educational Psychology
August 2005 - May 2009
University of Georgia
Field of study
  • Music Education

Publications

Publications (5)
Article
Vocabulary knowledge in the primary grades predicts later reading comprehension and academic success. For young children, low initial knowledge about academically-valued words at school entry can serve as a barrier to accessing text and sustaining reading achievement in school. Many studies focus on direct vocabulary instruction and shared book rea...
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High‐quality lexical representations are important for reading comprehension; however, prior research has focused primarily on the verbal aspects of these lexical representations. In this article, the authors argue for the importance of considering nonverbal representational elements of lexical knowledge and for more systematic attention to how non...
Article
Early vocabulary knowledge is vital for later reading comprehension and academic success. Studies have found that augmenting explicit teaching of word meanings with nonverbal visual aids, particularly pictures and gestures, assists young learners in building rich lexical representations. Research has focused on the effects of visual supports in fos...
Article
Despite the prevalence of educational apps for children, there is little evidence of their effectiveness for learning. Here, children were asked to learn ten new words in a narrative mobile game that requires children use knowledge of word meanings to advance the game. Study 1 used a lab-based between-subjects design with middle-SES 4-year-olds and...
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Language development is a critical precursor for reading success, and the use of music in early childhood settings may offer a novel approach to support language learning. Since music and language rely upon auditory and speech processing skills, there is potential for overlap between aspects of music and language ability. Specifically, phonological...

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