Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Dale Walker

Associate Research Professor
Primary office:
Phone: (913) 321-3143, ext. 2602
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Research

  • Evidence-based naturalistic language practices for promoting the communication of infants and toddlers.
  • Intervention with child care providers, teachers and parents to bridge the word gap.
  • Progress monitoring assessment and observation practices with infants and young children.
  • Measuring fidelity of intervention implementation.

Selected Grants

Ongoing Research Support
  1. UA6MC27762 - Carta, (PI), Greenwood, C. (CoPI), and Walker, D. (CoPI) - 09/01/14-08/31/16 - Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
  2. H327S140024 - Buzhardt (PI), Greenwood, C. (CoPI), and Walker, D. (CoPI) - 09-01/14-08/31/19 - Stepping Up - Implementation of IGDI technology to improve data-based decision making for infants and toddlers with or at-risk disabilities. Website
  3. H326M070005 - Walker (PI) Atwater and Bigelow (CoPI's) - 01/01/08-12/31/12 - Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood
  4. United Way of Wyandotte County (KCCTF) - Walker (PI) - 01/01/12-12/31/12 -Talk, Read, Play: Impact of a Collaborative Informational Campaign - website
  5. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (HRSA) - Walker (CoPI)  Bigelow (PI) - 09/30/11-09/29/15 - Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
  6. R62MC24946 - Walker (CoPI) Bigelow (PI) - 09/01/12-08/31/15 - Project Engage: Building Parents’ Capacity to Improve Child Language Outcomes
  7.  Walker (PI) Buzhardt (CoPI) - Developing and Testing a Model for the Use of Meaningful Outcome Measures for Infants and Toddlers - Website

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Preschool Literacy Intervention Coach We are seeking four part-time intervention coaches who will be responsible for coaching EC teachers in the Kansas City Metro area in the implementation of Literacy 3D, to promote early literacy and oral language development in children ages 3-5. View the full job posting and apply here
 
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