Alexandra Gottardo

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Professor Faculty of Science Psychology Waterloo, Ontario agottardo@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-1970 ext. 2169

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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in educational psychology from the University of Toronto, my MHSc in speech-language pathology from the University of Toronto and my BASc in child studies from the University of Guelph.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was an assistant professor in the Psychology Department ...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in educational psychology from the University of Toronto, my MHSc in speech-language pathology from the University of Toronto and my BASc in child studies from the University of Guelph.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University. Between my Masters and PhD, I worked as a speech-language pathologist in a school board.

The primary focus of my research career has dealt with the relationship between oral and written language development in a wide variety of individuals including individuals with learning disabilities. Currently, the majority of my research examines reading in individuals who speak English as a second or additional language. This research program includes a range of studies from the analysis of the correlates of word reading to the examination of factors related to reading comprehension. My research embodies a developmental perspective, as I have conducted research with preschoolers, elementary school-aged children from kindergarten to sixth grade, high school students and university undergraduate students in a range of longitudinal and concurrent studies. Another focus of my research is the development of evidence-based interventions, which are implemented and tested in the community.


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