Cynthia Core

Cynthia Core headshot
Title:
Assistant Professor
Office:
Room 215
Address:
Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-7364
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Bilingual Language Development
  • Speech Development
  • Phonology
  • Phonology and Literacy

Cynthia Core is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on speech and language development in bilingual children, children with cochlear implants, and children with speech and language disabilities. She is a licensed SLP and Early Intervention Provider.

Current Research

Patterns of bilingual development and their environmental correlates (with Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University)

Speech production and perception skills of children using cochlear implants (with James Mahshie, GWU)

Phonological memory and language in young monolingual and bilingual children (with Erika Hoff, FAU)

Education

Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Florida, 2004

Publications

Zaretsky, E., Kraljevic, J., Core, C., & Lencek, M. (2009).  Reading readiness as a factor of orthography: Crosslinguistic evidence on early literacy skills. Written Language and Literacy. 12, 52-81.

Core, C. & Williams, D. F. (2009). Speech Sound Disorders. In Williams, DF. Communication Sciences and Disorders: An Introduction to the Professions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hoff, E., Core, C., & Bridges, K. (2008).  Non-word repetition assesses phonological memory and is related to vocabulary development in 20- to 24-month-olds. Journal of Child Language, 35, 903-916.

Yavas, M., & Core, C. (2006).  Acquisition of #sC clusters in English speaking children.  Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 4(3), 169-181.

Hoff, E., & Core, C. (2006).  Nonword repetition assesses phonological development and predicts vocabulary size in one-year-olds. In D. Bamman et al. (eds.) BUCLD 30 Proceedings.  Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 262-268.

Grants

  • Patterns of bilingual development and their environmental correlates (Co-PI with Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University) Funded by NIH, NICHD.
  • Speech production and perception skills of children using cochlear implants (Co-PI with Jim Mahshie, GWU).  Funded by DOE, NIDRR.

Classes Taught

SPHR 6230: Pediatric Language Impairments

SPHR 6283: Multicultural Perspectives in Communication Development and Disorders