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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. Past and current studies have employed a variety of methodologies, including basic behavioral experiments, longitudinal correlational designs, training studies, and event-related potentials (ERPs). Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the International Reading Association (IRA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASH Foundation).


ASHA Leadership Development Program Graduate

March 2017
Congratulations to Joanna!  Joanna Scoggins, a project coordinator in the SCROLL Lab, participated in the American Speech-Language and Hearning Association's Leadership Development program.  She finished this course and graduated in March 2017.

New Faculty Memeber at University of Buffalo

March 2017
Alison Hendricks has been a post doctoral fellow in the SCROLL Lab for several years and has just been offered and accepted a faculty position at the University of Buffalo.  Congratulations, Alison!

GRANT Program Graduate

December 2016
Joanna Scoggins, a project coordinator in the SCROLL Lab, graduated as part of the Fall 2016 Gamecock Research Administrators Network Training (GRANT) program.

Honors College Exploration Scholar

October 2016
The SCROLL Lab congratulates Emily Fisher!  She has been named a Honors College Exploration Scholar.

Magellan Scholar

August 2016
The SCROLL Lab is proud to announce that Amanda Harris, has been named a Magellan Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Congrats, Amanda!

DictionarySquared Featured

August 2016
DictionarySquared, a project on which Dr. Adlof is the Principal Investigator was featured in a Arnold School of Public Health news update.