Publications & Presentations

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Castro, D.C., Gillanders, C., Franco, X., Zepeda, M., Bryant, D., Willoughby, M., & Méndez, L. I., (in press). Early education of dual language learners: The effects of the Nuestros Niños School Readiness Program.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly
  • Gillanders, C., Franco, X., Seidel, K., Castro, C., & Méndez, L. I. (2016). Young dual language learners’ emergent writing development. Early Child Development and Care, 1–12. http://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1211124
  • Lewis, K., Sandilos, L. E., Hammer, C. S., Sawyer, B. E., & Méndez, L. I. (2015). Relations Among the Home Language and Literacy Environment and Children’s Language Abilities: A Study of Head Start Dual Language Learners and Their Mothers. Early Education and Development, 27(4), 478-494. doi:10.1080/10409289.2016.1082820
  • Méndez, L. I., Crais, E., Castro, D., & Kainz, K. (2015). A culturally and linguistically responsive vocabulary approach for young latino dual language learners: A research study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58(1), 93-106. doi: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-12-0221.
  • Méndez, L. I., (2014) Supporting vocabulary development in Latino preschoolers: Cultural and linguistic considerations. Advances in Early Education and Day Care 18, 45-67.
  • Méndez, L. I., (2012). A culturally and linguistically responsive vocabulary approach for young Latino dual language learners (Doctoral dissertation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

  • Méndez, L.I., (2016) An Academic Vocabulary Approach for Latino Preschoolers. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Méndez, L. I., (2016) Individual Differences and a Bilingual Vocabulary Approach for Latino Preschoolers, Poster Presentation. Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC
  • Boretti, K. & Méndez, L. I, (2016). Vocabulary Development in Bilingual Children: Why We Assess Differently. Poster Presentation. East Carolina University Research and Creative Achivement Week, Greeville, NC
  • Spencer, T., Duran, L., Méndez, L. I ., Restrepo, A., Petersen, D., Walerle-Hollman, A. (2015). Advances in Language Assessment and Intervention for Latino Preschoolers. Seminar Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Denver, CO
  • Méndez, L. I.,Crais, E. & Kainz, K., (2015).  The Impact of Individual Differences on a Bilingual Vocabulary Approach for Latino Preschoolers , Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Denver, CO
  • Josephson, D., Berner, G., Brown, S., & Méndez, L.I. (2015). Myth or Reality: What Does Research Tell Us About Early Bilingual  Language and Literacy Development. Poster presentation, North Carolina Speech,Language and Hearing Association, Raleigh, NC
  • Méndez, L. I., Hammer Scheffner, C. (Nov. 2014). Exploring the Language – Math Connection in Latino Preschoolers. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Méndez, L.I., Scarpino, S., Bitteti, D. & Hammer Scheffner, C. (Nov. 2014). The impact of vocabulary on phonological awareness across languages in kindergarten Latino children. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Scarpino, S., Méndez, L.I., Bitteti, D. & Hammer Scheffner, C. (Nov. 2014). Preschool Phonological Awareness in Spanish-English Dual Language Learners. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Mendez, L. I. (Oct. 2014). The Vocabulary-Literacy Connection: Implications for Latino Preschoolers. Podium Presentation. Annual Bilingual Conference. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC
  • Mendez, L. I. (Oct. 2014). Supporting Vocabulary and Literacy Development in Latino Preschoolers. Podium Presentation. Annual Speech and Hearing Sciences Symposium. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Mendez, L. I. (Sept. 2014). Assessment and Treatment Considerations for Preschool Bilingual Children. Podium Presentation. North Carolina Speech,Language and Hearing Association Fall Conference, Raleigh, NC
  • Méndez, L. I., Hammer Scheffner, C., Lopez, L., Blair, C. (July 2014). Language and Early Math Skills in Young Latino Dual Language Learners. Poster Presentation. Head Start’s 12th Annual National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC
  • Méndez, L. I. (Nov. 2013). Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Vocabulary Strategies for Latino Preschoolers. Seminar, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Méndez, L. I.,Crais, E. (Nov. 2013). Supporting Vocabulary Development in Latino Preschoolers. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Méndez, L. I. (August, 2013). The role of the Language of Instruction in the Vocabulary Development of Latino Preschoolers. Poster Presentation.  NICHD Summer Scholar Workshop. Bethesda, MD
  • Méndez, L. I., Castro, D.,Crais, E. (Nov. 2012). Cultural and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Strategies for Latino Preschoolers. Technical Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Méndez, L. I. (Oct. 2012). A Cultural and Linguistically Responsive Vocabulary Approach for Dual Language Learners: Preliminary Findings. Podium Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Child Care Policy Research Consortium, Head Start Grantee Meeting, Bethesda, MD.
  • Méndez, L. I. (Sept, 2012) Promoting Language Skills in Latino Preschoolers. Podium Presentation, Annual Conference, North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, Raleigh, NC
  • Méndez, L. I., Castro, D., Crais, E. (Nov. 2011). Incorporating Cultural and Linguistically Relevant Approaches for Dual Language Learners: A Tutorial. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Méndez, L. I., Castro, D., Crais, E., (Nov. 2011). A Cultural and Linguistically Responsive Vocabulary Approach for Dual Language Learners: A Research  Proposal.  Poster Presentation, Annual Head Start Grantee Meeting,  Bethesda, MD.
  • Méndez, L. I. (Sept, 2011) Oral Language Development in Young Dual Language Learners. Podium Presentation, Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children  (NCaeyc). Raleigh, NC.
  • Méndez, L. I., Castro, D. (Nov. 2010). Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Strategies For Latino Preschoolers. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Méndez, L. I. (July, 2009). Early Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners: Implications for Service Delivery. Podium Presentation, Ninth National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Harper, H., Méndez, L. I., Pierce, P. (May, 2009). Preschool Literacy and Dual Language Learners. Podium Presentation, Annual National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, NC.

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