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Team Schwarz Child Language Lab

Dr. Amy Louise Schwarz

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Dr. Schwarz's primary line of research examines read-aloud practices with prereaders at the preschool language level across sub-specialties of educators in two ways. In one set of studies, she applies a methodology adapted from the field of sensory and perception research (e.g., wine tasting, olive oil tasting, salt tasting) to capture clinical-decision making and to transform it into evidence-based tools for new clinicians and parents. In the second set of studies, Dr. Schwarz compares read-aloud goals, read-aloud behaviors, and use of academic language during read alouds across types of educators (e.g., teachers of the deaf, SLPs, bilingual educators). Dr. Schwarz's secondary line of research examines how social, cultural, and linguistic biases of professionals and students in Communication Disorders affect their clinical judgements.

"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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The Master of Science in Communication Disorders (MSCD) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Disorders residential education programs in speech-language pathology at Texas State University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700