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Rena Krakow

Rena Krakow, Ph.D. Temple University Department of Communications Sciences
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
 

Contact

215-204-8407

Biography

Dr. Rena Krakow is an Associate Professor in the Department of CSD at Temple.  She received a BA in Linguistics from Barnard College, an MA in Special Education from Columbia, and a PhD in Linguistics from Yale. 

Her research focuses on language and literacy development and language skills in children adopted internationally.  She is the Principal Investigator on 2 foundation grants funding the Kids Write and Create project.  Moreover, she teaches courses in speech science, language and deafness, and written language development and disorders. 

Course Involvement

Undergraduate Courses:

CSC+DIS 3233 Basic Speech Science
CSC+DIS 4979 Honors in Communication Sciences

Graduate Courses:

CSC+DIS 5529 Case Studies
CSC+DIS 8727 Written Language Development & Disorders
CSC+DIS 8729 Language and Deafness

Publications/Presentations

Krakow, R., Goldstein, B., Davison, M. (2010, February 16).  Kids Write and Create: A Mentored Literacy Project.  ASHA Leader.

Scott, K., Roberts, J., & Krakow, R. (2008). Oral and written language development of children adopted from China.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17,150-160.

Krakow, R., Whalen, D. (2006). Ignatius G. Mattingly (Passings). Acoustics Today, p. 61, October.

Roberts, J.A, Pollock, K., Krakow, R., Price, J. Fulmer, K. and Wang, P.P. (2005). Language development in preschool-aged children adopted from China. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 93-107.

Krakow, R., Tao, S., Roberts, J. (2005). Adoption age effects on English language acquisition: Infants and toddlers from China. Seminars in Speech and Language, 26, 33-43.

Roberts, J., Pollock, K., & Krakow, R. (2005). Continued catch-up and language delay in children adopted from China.  Seminars in Speech and Language, 26, 76-85.

Roberts, J. & Krakow, R. (2003). Language outcomes for preschool children adopted from China as infants and toddlers. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 1 (3), 177-183.

Krakow, R.A., & Roberts, J. (2003).  Acquisition of English vocabulary by young Chinese adoptees.  Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders. 1(3), 169-176.

Roberts, J., Krakow, R.A., & Pollock, K. (2003). Three perspectives on language development of children adopted from China. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 1(3), 163-168.

Grants & Contracts

Dr. Krakow is the Principal Investigator on 2 foundation grants funding the Kids Write and Create project.  This project is finded by the Dolfinger-McMahon and Barra Foundations.

Research

Language and literacy outcomes in children, speech motor control, speech acoustics and perception, cross-language coarticulation patterns, non-segmental organization of speech

Clinical Interests

The language development of internationally adopted children