Maura O’Fallon is a licensed speech-language pathologist and a doctoral student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. She received her BA in psychology and spanish from the University of Virginia and her MA in speech-language pathology from the University of Maryland. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist for five years before returning to graduate school to pursue her doctoral degree. Maura’s research focuses on the development and implementation of early language interventions for children who are at-risk for later language and/or literacy disorders. Specifically, she is interested in ways that parents promote early language and literacy skills during book-reading interactions, as well as how children’s behavior shapes their language outcomes.