Julie Washington

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School of Education
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Education (Speech and Language Pathology)
M.S., University of Michigan, Speech and Language Pathology
B.A., Spelman College, English
Phone: (949) 824-7578
Email: julieaw@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
2068 Education
Mail Code: 5500
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Intersection of language, literacy, and poverty in African American children; Impact of Cultural dialects on early literacy skills; language development and disorders.
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (2004)
Short Biography
Dr. Washington is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of California – Irvine (UCI). She is a Speech-Language Pathologist and is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Washington directs the Learning Disabilities Research Innovation Hub. She is also director of the Language Variation and Academic Success (LVAS) lab at UCI. Currently, Dr. Washington’s research is focused on the intersection of literacy, language variation, and poverty. In particular, her work focuses on understanding the role of cultural dialect in assessment, identification of reading disabilities in school-aged African American children and on disentangling the relationship between language production and comprehension on development of reading and early language skills for children growing up in poverty.
Professional Societies
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR)
Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA)
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
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