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Roberta Golinkoff, Ph.D.

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., is the Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics at the University of Delaware. Awarded numerous prizes from the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, funding for her research comes from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Institute for Education Sciences. She served as associate editor of Child Development, the premier journal in her field, and authored over 150 journal publications, book chapters, and 14 books and monographs. Passionate about the dissemination of developmental science for improving childrens’ and families lives, she also writes books for parents and practitioners and lectures internationally about language development, playful learning, and spatial development. Her latest book, with her long-term collaborator Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, is called Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children (APA Press). Golinkoff also co-founded the Ultimate Block Party movement to celebrate the science of learning and play. Dr. Golinkoff has written and presented on research involving children with hearing loss. Dr. Golinkoff's Symposium Keynote presentation, From Coo to Code: What’s New in Language Development?, will focus on the ties between play and language development.