Alison E. Hendricks

PhD

Alison E. Hendricks.

Alison E. Hendricks

PhD

Alison E. Hendricks

PhD

Current Work

Dr. Hendricks’ directs the UB Language Learning Lab which conducts research on language acquisition in school-age children with and without language impairments such as Developmental Language Disorder. Dr. Hendricks’ research focuses on how children learn language from the input they hear, with a particular focus on how children who are exposed to different quantities and types of input acquire language. Her work primarily focuses on the acquisition of grammatical structures and how sociolinguistic factors and differences in language ability interact in language acquisition. The goal of this research is to better understand the underlying process of language acquisition as well as to improve the identification of Developmental Language Disorder in children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Dr. Hendricks’ research is funded by a New Investigator Research Award from the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and an Early Career Award from NIH-NIDCD R21DC018355.

Education/Training

  • Post-doctoral training, University of South Carolina, Child Language and Literacy Disorders
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2014, language Science and Applied Germanic Linguistics
  • BA, Occidental College, 2008, Philosophy

 

 

Recent Publications

  • Hendricks, A. E., & Jimenez, C. (2021). Teacher report of students' dialect use and language ability. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools52(1), 131-138.
  • Diehm, E. A., & Hendricks, A. E. (2021). Teachers' content knowledge and pedagogical beliefs regarding the use of African American English. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools52(1), 100-117.
  • Hendricks, A. E., & Adlof, S. M. (2020). Production of morphosyntax within and across different dialects of American English. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63, 2322–2333. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00244
  • Hendricks, A. E., & Diehm, E. A. (2020). Survey of assessment and intervention practices for students who speak African American English. Journal of communication disorders83, 105967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2019.105967
  • Hendricks, A. E., Adlof, S.M. Alonzo, C. N., Fox, A. B., & Hogan, T.P. (2019). Identifying children At risk for developmental language disorder using a brief, whole-classroom screen. Journal of Speech- Language, and Hearing Research. Published ahead of print 20 Mar 2019. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-18-0093
  • Werfel, K., Hendricks, A. E., & Scheule, M. (2017). The potential of past tense marking in oral reading as a clinical marker of SLI in school-age children. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. 60, 3561-3572. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-17-0115
  • Hendricks, A.E., & Adlof, S. (2017). Language assessment with children who speak non-mainstream dialects: Quantifying the effects of scoring modifications in norm-referenced assessment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 48, 168-182.