Allison Breit-Smith

Allison Dawn Breit-Smith

Associate Professor

Teachers College

260B

CECH Teacher Education & Leadership - 0022

Education

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)

Research Support

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

Publications

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

Published Books

Cabell, S.Q., Justice, L.M., Kaderavek, J., Pence, K., Breit-Smith, A. (2008. )Emergent Literacy: Lessons for Success .Plural Publishing, Inc

Book Chapter

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

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Breit-Smith, A (2010. )How Much is Enough? Insight on Questions of Intervention Intensity .Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbus, Ohio.

Poster Presentations

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. .

Paper Presentations

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

Service

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

Professional Affiliation

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Ohio Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition

Contact Information

allison.breit-smith@uc.edu