Anne L. Larson, Ph.D.
Anne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation. She conducts research on early language development and studies sociocultural and environmental factors that affect child-caregiver interactions. Anne teaches courses in the birth-to-5 program to prepare early childhood special educators for work with children who have disabilities, as well as the parents and caregivers who help support those children. Anne is a certified speech-language pathologist who has served bilingual children and families in a variety of settings. She works with a large group of researchers, policy makers, and community members as part of the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network to discover and promote caregiver-, community-, and population-level interventions that affect language development and help prepare young children for kindergarten.