The ELLI Research Group Builds Bridges Between Research and Practice
Our team works hard to make research usable for families and educators nationally and internationally. Our work is relevant across many domains of development, including areas related to education, statistics, self-regulation, and the health sciences.
Our work has been featured in the media and press.
Self-regulation and the development of literacy and language achievement from preschool through second grade
Skibbe, L. E., Montroy J. J., Bowles, R. P., & Morrison, F. J. (2019). Self-regulation and the development of literacy and language achievement from preschool through second grade. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
4 Keys to Teaching Literacy and Language with the Yoga Alphabet
MSU Today, Honing children's language and literacy skills, May 24, 2018
Michigan Radio, MSU study links 'self-regulation' with early development of language and literacy skills,
May 26, 2018
Futurity.com, Kids learn language faster when they can self-regulate, May 29, 2018
iWRITE professional development program
Gerde, H. K., Bingham, G. E., & Bowles, R. P. iWRITE teacher professional development program funded by the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.
News 6, WLNS.com, Preschoolers may soon be enriched with more writing, February 8, 2018
Early childhood educators’ self-efficacy in science, math, and literacy instruction and science practice in the classroom
Gerde, H. K., Pierce, S. J., Lee, K. S., & Van Egeren, L. A. (2018). Early childhood educators’ self-efficacy in science, math, and literacy instruction and science practice in the classroom. Early Education and Development.
MSU Today, Preschool teachers need better training in science. September 26, 2017
Reddit, September 27, 2017
Michigan Radio, MSU study finds need for more math and science instruction in preschools, October 2, 2017
Business Standard, Teaching science concepts in early childhood may be beneficial, September 27, 2017
Education Week, Helping preschool teachers shake off fear of science education, October 6, 2017
The development of self-regulation across early childhood
Montroy, J. J., Bowles, R. P. Skibbe, L.E., McClelland, M., & Morrison, F. J. (2016). The development of self-regulation across early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1744-1762.
MSU Today, Oct. 2016
Daily Mail, Oct. 2016
Futurity, Oct. 2016
PsychCentral, Oct. 2016
Science Daily, Oct. 2016
Parents.com, Oct. 2016
Consumer Affairs, Oct. 2016
Fox 47 News, Oct. 2016
NewKerala.com, Oct. 2016
Kinstantly, Nov. 2016
Longitudinal relations between parenting writing and preschoolers' language and literacy skills
Preschoolers make nature their classroom
The Access to Literacy Assessment System
Skibbe, L. E., Bowles, R. P., Goodwin, S., Troia, G. A., & Konishi, H. (2020). The Access to Literacy Assessment System for Phonological Awareness (PA): An adaptive measure of PA appropriate for children with speech and/or language impairment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 51, 1124-1138.