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Individual Differences in Early Language and Literacy Lab


Philip Dale, Ph.D.

Philip Dale, Ph.D.

Topics Studied

  • Assessment of child language
  • Twin studies of language and early literacy development
  • Effectiveness of intervention

Current Projects

All my current projects involve data collection at other sites, so there are no openings for students here. However, I am very pleased to discuss research projects with students, and serve on thesis committees, as I have expertise in research design and data analysis.

Selected Publications

Dale, P. S., Tosto, M. G., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., & Plomin, R. (2015), Why does parental language input style predict child language development? A twin study of gene-environment correlation. Journal of Communication Disorders, 37, 106-117.

Dale, P. S., & Hayden, D. A. (2013). Treating speech subsystems in Childhood Apraxia of Speech with tactual input: The PROMPT approach. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 644-661.

Rescorla, L., & Dale, P. S., Eds. (2013).  Late Talkers: From Research to Practice. Brookes Publishing.

Dale, P. S., Harlaar, N., & Plomin, R. (2012). Nature and nurture in school-based second language achievement. Language Learning: Supplement 2, 62, 28-48.

Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., Dale, P. S., & Plomin, R. (2012). The etiology of variation in language skills changes with development: A longitudinal twin study of language from 2 to 12 years. Developmental Science, 15, 233-249.

Guiberson, M., Rodriguez, B. L., & Dale, P. S. (2011). Classification accuracy of brief parent report measures of language development in Spanish-speaking toddlers. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 536-549.

Dale, P. S., Harlaar, N., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., & Plomin, R. (2010). The etiology of diverse receptive language skills at 12 years. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 53, 982-992.