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Professor Melissa AllenBA(Johns H.), MA(NYU), PhD(NYU)

Professor in the Psychology of Education

Melissa Allen

Professor Melissa AllenBA(Johns H.), MA(NYU), PhD(NYU)

Professor in the Psychology of Education

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Research interests

My research broadly focuses on symbolic understanding and language development in chilldren with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing children. I study how children learn pictures and words as symbols, and the factors that mediate this process (e.g. social-pragmatic and intentional cues, associative learning).  I'm also interested in learning and engagment from digital technology and storybooks, linguistic alignment, children's drawings, and other issues of typical and atypical cognitive development.

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Postal address:
Helen Wodehouse Building
35 Berkeley Square
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom