Roberta Michnick Golinkoff holds the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education at the University of Delaware and is also a member of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences. An author of 12 books and numerous professional articles, she founded and directs the Child’s Play, Learning, & Development Lab, whose goal it is to understand how children tackle the amazing feat of learning language and much else about their world.
Funded by the Institute for Education Sciences with a grant to Roberta M. Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Jill deVilliers, Aquiles Iglesias, and Mary Wilson, Brooks Publishing has brought out our new language screener, developed to find children (ages 3 through 5) with potential language problems. As language is fundamental to children’s success in school and in life, we hope it will be adopted by schools to find children with potential language issues who might linger unnoticed in classrooms. It can be administered on any touchscreen tablet or computer and identifies children for referral. QUILS™ has a monolingual English version and a forthcoming version for children learning both English and Spanish (the QUILS: ES).Learn More >
Roberta was recently featured in a video that won a Cannes Lions award! The video describes a campaign, “H is for Handwashing” that teaching children the importance of handwashing from a young age.Read full story >
Roberta was recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Education! The Academy consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.Read full story >
Roberta recently presented a talk on new pathways to educational reform as a part of the Distinguished Lectures in Humanities at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.Read full story >
Roberta was recently featured in an article in Edutopia by Connor Williams for her work on the consequences of denying the 30 million word gap!Read full story >
Roberta is a contributor at The Huffington Post. She contributes articles to her blog there on a regular basis, so check it out for the latest from the field.