ROCK&T Lab

UCF Communication Sciences and Disorders

Overview

In the Reading and Oral Comprehension in Kids & Teens (ROCK&T) Lab at UCF we believe that all children can learn to read and we make it our mission to help them attain this goal. Our primary focus is to support the development of robust reading and listening comprehension skills for children and adolescents with autism or those with or at risk for reading disabilities using evidence-based practices in school settings.

What we do:

  • Language and reading comprehension development in school-aged children and adolescents with autism
  • Classroom-based listening and reading comprehension interventions for students with autism
  • Classroom-based comprehensive reading interventions for young struggling readers
  • Professional development and implementation support for educators and school-based speech-language pathologists working with students with autism or those with or at risk for reading disabilities

PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY!

Our laboratory is always recruiting for participants to partake in research studies. Participation in our studies not only helps contribute to science, but can also be a fun learning experience.

Meet Our Team

Director

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Nancy McIntyre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: HS II Room: 101Z
Phone: 407-823-1684

Students

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Riley Sullivan

Lab Manager & Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Katlyn Crandall

Graduate Research Assistant

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Rakhi Chhabra

Graduate Research Assistant

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Rachel Alexander

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Maria Del Carmen Cuza

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Salha Dhanji

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Nicholas Gongora

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Amanda Green

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Gabriela Harvey

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Alexa Kamer

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Syria Lutfi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Bridget Limitone

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Tyler Thompson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Joseph Gurtis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Selected Relevant Publications & Book Chapters

Our laboratory makes a concerted effort to publish our findings in respected academic journals and present at regional, national, and international conferences. In addition to contributing to collective body of knowledge in a given field, presenting original data at conferences is a fun way for the lab’s students to enhance their self-confidence and network with other scientists.

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The ROCK&T Lab is located inside HSII in Room 101A. 

ROCK&T Lab
Health Sciences II
4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL, 32816

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