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Rouzana Komesidou, PhD

Rouzana Komesidou
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department: 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: SAiL Literacy Lab
Phone: 
(617) 726-0048
Office Location: 
B79/96 - 207

Rouzana Komesidou is a postdoctoral fellow and a project director on a longitudinal study funded by the NIH on children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Dyslexia, a collaboration between Tiffany Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP, at the SAiL Literacy Lab at the MGH Institute, Julie Wolter, PhD, CCC-SLP, at the University of Montana, Jessie Ricketts, BSc, MSc, DPhil, at the Royal Holloway, University of London, and Yaacov Petscher, PhD, at Florida State University.

Dr. Komesidou completed her PhD at the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on the intersections between language and literacy development and using implementation science to improve educational practices.


Education

BS, Psychology, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
MS, Developmental Disorders, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
PhD, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Publications

Storkel, H. L., Komesidou, R., Pezold, M., Pitt, A., Fleming, K., & Swinburne Romine, R. (2019). The impact of dose and dose frequency on word learning by kindergarten children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) during interactive book reading. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 50, 518-539.

Storkel, H.L., Komesidou, R., Fleming, K., & Swinburne Romine, R. (2017). Interactive book reading to accelerate word learning by kindergarten children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): Identifying adequate progress and successful learning patterns. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 48, 108-124. doi:10.1044/2017_LSHSS-16-0058.

Komesidou, R., Brady, N., Fleming, K., Esplund, A., & Warren, S.F. (2017). Growth of expressive syntax in children with fragile X syndromeJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 422-434. doi: 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L-15-0360

Curriculum Vitae