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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. 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).


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! 

Graduates Abound

April 2017
Congratulations to all of the SCROLL lab members who have graduated this school year!  Lindsay Mandel graduated with her B.A. in Experimental Psychology in December 2016.  Claire Parman and Lauren Bazemore graduated with thier M.S.P (Master's of Speech Pathology) degrees in May 2017.  Leslie Lancaster graduated in May 2017 as well with her M.C.D (Master of Communication Disorders).  Amanda Harris graduated in May 2017 with her B.S. in Public Health and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  We wish you all well as you take your next steps!

Discovery Day Presentations

April 2017
The SCROLL Lab was well represented on Discovery Day with presentations by undergraduate and graduate students alike.  Amanda Harris presented on her Magellan.  Claire Parman, Hailey Harty, Britnee Goldman, Mary Collins Halligan, Maeva Alexander, Lauren Bazemore, Brooke Charping, and Brooke Murdock all presented research associated with their Master's research projects.