LESLIE SIMMONS
Senior Research Associate, Educational Psychology
Office#: 645 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 845-7365
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Primary Emphasis Area: Staff
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Oslund, E., Clemens, N. H., Simmons, D. C., Smith, S., & Simmons, L.E. (in press). How vocabulary knowledge of middle-school students from low socioeconomic backgrounds influences comprehension processes and outcomes. Learning and Individual Differences. (In Press)

2. Oslund, E. L., Hagan-Burke, S., Simmons, D. C., Clemens, N. H., Simmons, L. E., Taylor, A. B., Kwok, O., & Coyne, M. D. (in press). The predictive validity of curriculum-embedded measures on outcomes of kindergarteners identified as at-risk of reading difficulty. Journal of Learning Disabilities (In Press)

3. Kim, E., †Kwok, O., & Yoon, M. (2012). Testing factorial invariance in multilevel data: A Monte Carlo study. Structural Equation Modeling, 19, 250- 267 *

4. Gonzalez, J. E., Pollard-Durodola, S., Simmons, D. C., Taylor, A. B.,* Davis, M. J., *Kim, M., & Simmons, L. (2011). Developing low-income preschoolers’ social studies and science vocabulary knowledge through content-focused shared book reading. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 4, 25-52 *

5. Simmons, D. C., Coyne, M. D., Hagan-Burke, S., Kwok, O., Simmons, L.E, Johnson, C., Zou, Y., Taylor, A. B., McAlenney, A. L., Ruby, M., & Crevecoeur, Y. C. (2011). Effects of supplemental reading interventions in authentic contexts: A comparison of kindergarteners' response. Exceptional Children, 77, 207-228 *

6. Pollard-Durodola, S. D., Gonzalez, J. E., Simmons, D. C., Kwok, O., Taylor, A. B., Davis, M. J., Kim, M., & Simmons, L. (2010) The effects of an intensive shared book reading intervention for preschool children at-risk for vocabulary delay. Exceptional Children, 77, 161-183 *

7. Simmons, D. C., Pollard-Durodola, S. D., Gonzalez, J. E., Davis, M. & Simmons, L. (2007). The construction of shared-reading interventions: Principles for accelerating the vocabulary development and comprehension of low-income households. In. S. B. Neuman (Ed.), Literacy achievement for young children from poverty. Baltimore, MD: Brooks Publishing. *

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

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