Lori Skibbe is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She examines early literacy development in the context of schools and families, particularly for children with special needs, who are often at-risk for reading difficulties.
Dr. Skibbe is the principal investigator on a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new assessment of early literacy skills for children with disabilities that affect the production of speech. This includes children with autism, cerebral palsy, and language impairment.
Dr. Skibbe also studies young children’s self-regulation and how it helps children learn to read. She is on the editorial boards of Reading Research Quarterly and Early Education & Development. She regularly teaches courses on child development and assessment. For more information about her work, please visit www.ellilab.com.