Allison Dawn Breit-Smith
CECH Literacy & Second Language Studies - 0022
Doctor of Philosophy: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007 (Speech-Language Pathology)
Masters of Arts: University of Akron Akron, OH, 1998 (Speech-Language Pathology)
Bachelor of Science: Ohio University Athen, OH, 1996 (Hearing and Speech Sciences)
Investigators:Allison Breit-Smith 2010 University Research Council Accelerating Fictional Narrative Knowledge in Preschoolers through Shared Book Reading Intervention Role:Principal Investigator $6,500 Active Type:Grant
Investigators:Laura Justice (PI), Stephen Petrill, & Allison Breit-Smith 2009 -2012 U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences Language Growth and Therapy Characteristics for Early Elementary Students Role:Co-Investigator 1,982,948 Active Type:Grant
Grant: #RF01166489 / R324A090012 Investigators:Smith, Allison 06-01-2009 -02-28-2012 Department of Education Related Services Special Education Research USDE/IES Role:PI $17,982.00 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #R324A130205 Investigators:Guo, Ying; Prendeville, Jo-Anne; Smith, Allison; Swoboda, Christopher 07-01-2013 -06-30-2017 Department of Education Developing an Expository Book Reading Intervention for Preschool Children with Language Impairment Role:PI $331,948.00 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #R305A160253 Investigators:Guo, Ying; Kelcey, Benjamin; Smith, Allison; Swoboda, Christopher 07-01-2016 -06-30-2020 Institute of Education Sciences Exploration of Writing Instruction for Kindergarten Children Role:Collaborator $389,840.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #R40533 Investigators:Creaghead, Nancy; Fernandez, Oscar; Hutton, John; Seward, Renee; Smith, Allison 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Learning By Design Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC
Grant: #R305A200271 Investigators:Guo, Ying; Kelcey, Benjamin; Smith, Allison 09-01-2020 -08-31-2024 Department of Education Building Preschool Children's Complex Language Using Informational Texts Role:PI $309,286.12 Awarded Level:Federal
Peer Reviewed Publications
Cabell, S., Lomax, R., Breit-Smith, A., Justice, L., Skibbe, L., & McGinty, A Emergent literacy profiles of preschool-aged children with specific language impairment .International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, ,
McGinty, A., Breit-Smith, A., Fan, X, Justice, L., & Kaderavek, J. Does Intensity Matter? Preschoolers’ print knowledge development within a classroom-based intervention .Early Childhood Research Quarterly, ,
Glenn-Applegate., K., Breit-Smith, A., Justice, L., & Piasta, S. (2010. ) Artfulness in young children’s spoken narratives .Early Education and Development, , 21 ,468-493
Breit-Smith, A., Cabell, S.Q. & Justice, L.M. (2010. ) Home literacy experiences and early childhood disability: A descriptive study using the National Household Education Surveys (NHES) Program Database .Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, , 41 ,96-107
Justice, L. M., Breit-Smith, A., & Rogers, M. (2010. ) Data recycling: Using existing databases to increase research capacity .Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, , 41 ,39-43
Breit-Smith, A., Justice, L., McGinty, A., & Kaderavek, J. (2009. ) How often and how much? Intensity of print referencing intervention .Topics in Language Disorders, , 29 ,360-369
Breit-Smith, A., & Murray, D. (2009. ) Conversation skills group training for children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome .Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, , 16 ,48-54
Cabell, S.Q., McGinty, A.M., Breit, A, & Justice, L.M. (2008. ) Designing quality tier one learning environments for emergent and early readers .Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, , 15 ,4-12
Justice, L.M. & Breit-Smith, A. (2008. ) Evidence-based practice: Where do we go from here .Hearsay, , 19 ,23-24
Sickman, L. & Smith, A. (2006. ) Building a book reading program in an urban head start .Hearsay, , 18 ,38-42
Cabell, S.Q., Justice, L.M., Kaderavek, J., Pence, K., Breit-Smith, A. (2008. ) Emergent Literacy: Lessons for Success .Plural Publishing, Inc
Breit-Smith, A., & Justice, L. M. (2010 ) Building emergent literacy skills Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders .Shawn Mission, Kansas, Autism Asperger
Breit-Smith, A (2010. ) How Much is Enough? Insight on Questions of Intervention Intensity .Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbus, Ohio.
Breit-Smith, A., Murray, D., & Molloy, C (2009. ) Effects of a Clinic-Based Conversation Skills Group Training Program on Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome .International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, IL. .
Cabell, S., Lomax, R., Breit-Smith, A., Justice, L., McGinty, A., & Skibbe, L (2008. ) Emergent Literacy Profiles of Preschool-Aged Children with Specific Language Impairment .Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI. .
Breit-Smith, A., Murray, D., Prendeville, J., Kretschmer, R. & Molloy, C (2008. ) The Effects of a Clinic-Based Conversation Skills Group Training Program on Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome .Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI. .
Smith, A., Prendeville, J. & van Kleeck, A (2006. ) Middle Class Families’ Attention to Story Grammar During Book Reading .American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL. .
Smith, A. & Prendeville, J. (2005. ) Book Reading Interactions: Children with Language Delays and Favorite Books .American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA. .
Smith, A. & Garrett, J (2005. ) Developing Leaders through Literacy Research .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association School Conference, Indianapolis, IN. .
Smith, A. & Conrad, B (2004. ) Language and Literacy: A Pilot Program of Collaboration between an SLP and 1st Grade Teachers .Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention,, Columbus, OH. .
Breit-Smith, A (2011. ) Parental Input of Narrative Story Grammar Elements during Shared Book Reading with Preschoolers .Montreal, Canada. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Honors and Awards
2008 Mayor Paul National Travel Award, Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD) Status:Recipient
2007 Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Status:Recipient
2005 -2007 Graduate Assistant, University Graduate Scholarship, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Fully funded university graduate scholarship
2003 -2005 Trainee, US Department of Education Literacy Leadership Grant, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati Fully funded graduate scholarship
2003 -2003 Honoree, Ohio Speech-Language Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition Conference One of six professionals to star in statewide recruitment video for speech-language pathologists: “Don’t Miss the Bus! Communication Happens in the Schools” campaign
1996 -1998 Graduate Assistant, University Graduate Scholarship, University of Akron
Early Childhood Research Quarterly Reviewer Type:Editorial Service 2010
(Language and Learning in School-Age Children and Adolescents Program Committee ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 2010
(Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations 2010
Special Clinical Forum: Perspectives from the Field of Early Childhood Special Education Guest Co-Editor Type:Editorial Service 2008
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Reviewer Type:Editorial Service 2008
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Reviewer Type:Editorial Service 2008
Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools Reviewer Type:Editorial Service 2008
Plural Publishing, Inc Reviewer Type:Editorial Service 2007
Committee Member, School of Education Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee to revise guidelines Committee Member Type:University/College Service 2010
University of Cincinnati Literacy Center Program Coordinator Type:University/College Service 2009
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Ohio Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition