UCSC L&L Undergraduate Fellow Presents at ABRCMS

On Friday November 16, 2018 Alvin Glymph presented his first career poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)  in Indianapolis, Indiana.  ABRCMS is one the largest professional conferences for underrepresented students. Alvin presented “ Building Young Children’s Vocabulary in Family Child Care Homes”. His preliminary study included the analysis of language recordings taken from family child providers who were engaged in their normal daily instructional routines. His findings revealed that providers’ speech contained more nouns and verbs compared to adjectives and adverbs. The majority of providers’ speech also included words from Zones 1&2 of Hiebert’s Word Zone list . Alvin is a senior undergraduate psychology major and a Language and Literacy ( L&L) fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Bingham at the Urban Child Study Center. Alvin also received a student travel award from ABCRMS.

This project was supported by Georgia’s Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge grant awarded to the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), but the opinions expressed to not necessarily reflect those of the funder.

Alvin Glymph ABRCMS Presentation