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Rebecca Alper

Rebecca Alper

Assistant Professor

Contact

Room 349, Weiss Hall
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
 
Education
 
  • PhD, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa
  • Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, University of Iowa
  • MA, Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa
  • BS, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech and Hearing Association

Biography

Dr. Alper completed her M.A., Ph.D., and a graduate certificate in Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, where she was a Presidential Fellow under the co-mentorship of Dr. Richard Hurtig and Dr. Karla McGregor. Dr. Alper will be joining the Temple CSD faculty having completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Temple Infant and Child Lab with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. Dr. Alper’s research focuses on understanding and improving language and academic outcomes for children who are at-risk as a result of learning environment and/or communication disorder status. This work includes clinical behavioral assessment research, as well as research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinician and caregiver-mediated early language and literacy interventions. Additionally, Dr. Alper is interested in research methodology and data analysis for speech-language research. 
 

Research Interests

  • Assistive Technology
  • Child and Adolescent Disability
  • Childhood Development
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community-based Treatment Interventions
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Relationships
  • Literacy
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • School-based Treatment Interventions