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Arnold School of Public Health

South Carolina Research on Language & Literacy Lab

The mission of the South Carolina Research on Language & Literacy Lab (SCROLL) is to conduct research that improves the early identification of language and reading difficulties in children and aids in the development of effective interventions for language and reading difficulties.

The lab is directed by Dr. Suzanne Adlof, who joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at USC in August 2011. Dr. Adlof earned her Ph.D. in Speech- Language-Hearing Sciences and Disorders from the University of Kansas and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Adlof's research investigates the relationship between oral language and literacy development and disorders, with the long term goals of predicting, preventing, and remediating reading comprehension difficulties. Studies have employed a variety of methodologies, including basic behavioral experiments, longitudinal correlational designs, training studies, event-related potentials (ERPs), and eye-tracking. This work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Dept of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASH Foundation).


SCROLL Representation at Discovery Day 2018

April 2018
The SCROLL Lab was well represented on Discovery Day with presentations by graduate students.  Aubrey Knight, Ashley Raburn, Maggie Wright, Jenna Kessler and Kaitlyn McAnulty all presented research associated with their Masters research projects.

Congratulations to Magellan Scholar Awardee

April 2018
Congratulations to Emily Fisher, an Honors College student with the SCROLL Lab, on receiving a Magellan Scholar Program Award for her proposal "Orthographic and Phonological Processing in Beginning Readers".  We are so proud of you Emily!

PhD Students Welcomes New Addition

January 2018
Anna Ehrhorn, a PhD student with the SCROLL Lab, along with her husband Josh welcomed a little baby girl on 1/11/2018.  Congratulations Anna!  We cannot wait to see her in person!

Graduating Students

December 2017
The SCROLL lab is proud to announce that two of our research assistants, Michelle Slawinski and Montana Tally, graduated from their undergraduate programs in December 2017.  Both will be continuing on with the SCROLL lab in the Spring! 

Goodbye To Projects Coordinator

December 2017
The SCROLL Lab is sad to say a partial goodbye to Joanna Scoggins who has been a project coordinator in the lab for the past 3 years.  Joanna is moving on to a Clinical Faculty position in the COMD Department, so she's not going far.  She will be staying on in the lab one day a week for the remainder of the D2 project.  We will miss her!

New Grant Project Gets Funding

September 2017
The SCROLL Lab pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne Adlof has recently been awarded an ASHFoundation Clinical Research Grant.  This project will begin in January of 2018.  Congratulations Suzanne!

Welcoming New PhD Student

August 2017
The SCROLL Lab is welcoming a new PhD student, Anna Ehrhorn, this fall.  Anna most recently worked as an SLP in Ohio.  She earned her MS in 2014 from Bowling Green University, and her BA in 2012 from the University of North Dakota.  Welcome Anna! 




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