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Conference Presentations

Selected Conference Presentations

2020

  • Stites, M., & Sonnenschein, S. (2020, October). Parents’ Confidence for Fostering their Preschool Children’s Math Development. Poster presented at the Home Math Environment Conference, Virtual Conference. Poster
  • Thompson, J. & Sonnenschein, S. (2020, August). High school math course enrollment among strong math ability students: Gender, race/ethnicity, motivation, and context. Poster presented at APA, Washington, D.C. Presentation
  • Yin, C., Sawyer, B., Sonnenschein, S., & Kong, P. (2020, February). Comparison between immigrant parents’ and teachers’ school readiness beliefs. Poster presented at NASP, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Grossman, J., Sonnenschein, S., Sawyer, B., Kong, P., Simons, C.L., & Rowan, M. (2020, February). School readiness beliefs and practices of immigrant parents. Poster presented at NASP, Baltimore, MD. Poster

2019

  • Sonnenschein, S., Dowling, R., & Shanty, L. (2019, June). The evaluation. In Diamant-Cohen (Chair). Reaching vulnerable families through collaborative partnerships. Symposium presented at ALA, Washington, D.C. Presentation
  • Stites, M., Sonnenschein, S., & Dowling, R. (2019, June). Move over worksheets: Parents want preschool math to be fun and engaging. Talk presented at the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Presentation
  • Dowling, R., Gay, B., & Sonnenschein, S. (2019, May). Children engage in reading and math at home, but what about science and writing? Poster presented at APS, Washington, D.C.
  • Simons, C., Dowling, R., Metzger, S. R., Gay, B., & Sonnenschein, S. (2019, May). Parents’ views of the increasing use of technology for language arts. Poster presented at APS, Washington, D.C.
  • Sonnenschein, S., Dowling, R., & Gay, B. (2019, March). Children’s use of digital devices to support learning at home: A descriptive study. Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Dowling, R., Gay, B., Rennie, Allyson, Simons, C., Metzger, S., & Sonnenschein, S. (2019, March). Making slime and growing crystals: Children’s engagement in science learning at home  Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Gay, B., Dowling, R., & Sonnenschein, S. (2019, March). College students’ reflections on their parents’ support of their educational attainment goals. Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Gay, B., Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., & Baker, L. (2019, March). Understanding the interaction between parental involvement and classroom reading instruction for children from low-income families. Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Sawyer, B., Sonnenschein, S. Kong, P., Dever,B., Simons, C., Zhang, X., & Yu, X. (2019, March). What school readiness skills are most important to immigrant parents? A comparison across groups. Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Simons, C., & Sonnenschein, S. (2019, March). Can technology bridge the gap between home and school? An evaluation of the ReadyRosie program? Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster 
  • Belanger, R., Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., & Hussey-Gardner, B. (2019, March). Mothers’ perceptions of fathers’ happiness and involvement are associated with symptoms of postpartum depression. Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Belanger, R., Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., & Hussey-Gardner, B. (2019, March). Screening for anxiety and depression in mothers of infants who required neonatal intensive care. Poster presented at SRCD, Baltimore, MD. Poster
  • Brock, A., Padelitti, M., Argueta, M., Simons, C., Rennie, A., Sonnenschein, S., Sawyer, B., & Kong, P. (2019, March). What do children need to know before kindergarten? Latinx immigrant parents’ views. Poster presented at EPA, NYC. Poster

2018

  • Shanty, L., Dowling, R., Sonnenschein, S., Hussey-Gardner, B., & Diamant-Cohen, B. (2018, November). Promoting early language development and parent engagement in the NICU. Poster presented at NAEYC, Washington, D.C. Poster
  • Simons, C., Sonnenschein, S., & Sun, S. (2018, October).  Does self-regulation mediate the relation between mealtime routines and children’s reading and math skills? Poster presented at SRCD DEVSEC: Conference on the Use of Secondary and Open Source Data in Developmental Science, Phoenix, A.Z. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Chen, Y., Metzger, S.R., Simons, C.L., & Galindo, C. (2018, July). Socialization of young children’s math development: Chinese, Chinese-American, and U.S. White parents. Poster presented at ISSBD, Gold Coast, Australia. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Kong, P., Sawyer, B., Simons, C., Dever, B., Zhang, X., & Yu, X. (2018, June). School readiness beliefs and practices of Chinese and Latino immigrant parents. Poster presented at National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Arlington, VA. Poster
  • Dowling, R., Shanty, L., Sonnenschein, S., & Hussey-Gardner, B. (2018, June). Promoting language and early literacy in the NICU. In S. Sonnenschein (Chair), Promoting effective parent engagement in children’s learning and social-emotional outcomes. Symposium to be presented at The National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Arlington, VA. Presentation
  • Metzger, S. R., Gay, B., Dowling, R., & Sonnenschein, S. (2018, June). Successes and challenges of extending an effective classroom-based math board game intervention to the home. In S. Sonnenschein (Chair), Promoting effective parent engagement in children’s learning and social-emotional outcomes. Symposium to be presented at The National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Arlington, VA. Presentation
  • Sonnenschein, S., Dowling, R., & Metzger, S.R. (2018, May). Fostering children’s math development. Invited workshop conducted at Maryland Head Start Association Spring Conference, McHenry, MD. Presentation
  • Gay, B., Dowling, R., & Sonnenschein, S. (2018, April). First-generation college students’ recollections of the educational advice received from their parents. Poster presented at SRA, Minneapolis, MN. Poster
  • Gay, B., Dowling, R., & Sonnenschein, S. (2018, April). The relation between parents’ academic socialization and academic self-efficacy for first-generation college students. Poster presented at SRA, Minneapolis, MN. Poster
  • Dowling, R., Gay, B., & Sonnenschein, S. (2018, April). Academic success and first-generation college students: The mediating role of educational utility value. Presented in round-table session, Exploring academic success, at American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. Roundtable Presentation
  • Dowling, R., Gay, B., & Sonnenschein, S. (2018, April). Parental socialization practices and college students’ educational utility values. Round table discussion presented at INET, New York, NY.  Roundtable Presentation

2017

  • Simons, C.L., Sonnenschein, S., & Metzger, S.R. (2017, April). Children’s knowledge of their executive function strategies. Poster presented at SRCD, Austin, TX. Poster
  • Belanger, R., Sonnenschein, S., Schaefer, C., & Hussey-Gardner, B. (2017, April). Risk and resilience for postpartum depression in mothers of infants who required NICU hospitalization. Poster presented at SRCD, Austin, TX. Poster
  • Belanger, R., Sonnenschein, S., Schaefer, C., & Hussey-Gardner, B. (2017, April). What helps mothers of NICU infants cope. Poster presented at SRCD, Austin, TX. Poster

2016

  • Simons, C.L., Sonnenschein, S., & Wen, W. (2016, October). Parents’ views of the educational value of math TV: Chinese and Latino immigrant and White parents’ perspectives. Poster presented at SRCD, Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, CA. Poster
  • Metzger, S.R., Dowling, R., Gay, B., Simons, C.L., & Sonnenschein, S. (2016, July). Using parent focus groups to understand barriers to effective implementation of a home-based math intervention. Poster presented at National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, D.C. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., Dowling, R., & Galindo, C. (2016, July). Racial/ethnic gaps in U.S. children’s math skills in elementary school. Poster presented at ISSBD, Vilnius, Lithuania. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Metzger, S.R., Thompson, J.A., & Gay, B. (2016, July). Low income Black and Latino parents’ concerted cultivation of preschoolers’ reading and math skills. Poster presented at ISSBD, Vilnius, Lithuania. Poster
  • Metzger, S.R., Sonnenschein, S., & Thompson, J.A. (2016, April). Elementary school children’s views about homework. Poster presented at AERA, Washington, D.C. Poster
  • Dowling, R., Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., & Baker, L., (2016, April). Advancing low income English language learners’ vocabulary knowledge in preschool. Roundtable discussion presented at AERA, Washington, D.C. Roundtable Handout

2015

  • Sonnenschein, S., Metzger, S.R., & Thompson, J.A. (2015, October). Parents’ of low income preschoolers socialization of their children’s early reading and math skills Paper presented in symposium (Y. Yamamoto, Chair), Parental academic socialization from childhood through college:  Cultural and socioeconomic diversity, Society for the Study of Human Development, Austin, TX.  Poster
  • Schmidt, K. & Sonnenschein, S. (2015, March). Parent involvement in part C early intervention services. Poster presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Simons, C., Metzger, S., Higgins, C. Sonnenschein, S. (2015, March). The nature of children’s home engagement in math activities. Poster presented at  SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Sun, S., Sonnenschein, S., Dowling, R. (2015, March). Predictors of child engagement in shared book reading: the role of parental talk. Poster presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Galindo, C., Sonnenschein, S., Simons, C., Thompson, J., & Metzger, S., (2015, March). Chinese and Latino parents’ views of how children learn math. Poster presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Metzger, S., Thompson, J., & Baker, L. (2015, March). English and Spanish language predictors of low income Latino English language learners’ early academic skills. Poster presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Simons, C, Sonnenschein, S., & Sun, S. (2015, March). The home learning environment and achievement: self-regulation and executive function as mediators. Poster presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA.  Poster
  • Metzger, S., Sonnenschein, S., Galindo, C., Patel, H. (2015, March). Children’s beliefs about the utility of math and how these beliefs relate to their home math engagement. Poster presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Metzger, S., Sonnenschein, S., Galindo, C., Thompson, J., & Simons, S. (2015, March). Bringing a class-based math intervention to the home: The Importance of parents’ beliefs. Poster  presented at SRCD, Philadelphia, PA. Poster

2014

  • Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., Simons, C., & Thompson, J.A. (2014, November). Associations between parents’ country of birth, race/ethnicity, parenting practices, and children’s early academic skills. Poster presented at SRCD:  New Conceptualizations in the Study of Parenting-At-Risk. San Diego, CA. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S. & Galindo, C. (2014, October).  Chinese and Latino immigrant parents’ views of how to facilitate their children’s math development. Presented at On  New Shores Conference, Toronto, CA. Presentation
  • Sun, S., Sonnenschein, S., Simons, C.L., & Thompson, J.A. (2014, July). The immigrant paradox: Associations between Latino kindergartners’ reading and mathematics skills, parents’ knowledge of children’s development, and home-based practices. Poster presented at International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Shanghai, China. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., & Sun, S. (2014, April). Racial/ethnic differences in kindergartners’ reading and math Skills: Associations with parents’ knowledge and home-based practices. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Sun, S., Simons, C., & Thompson, J. (2014, April). Kindergartners’ reading skills in 1998 and 2010: Closing the gap? Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development: Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy, and Practice.  Alexandria, VA. Poster

2013

  • Thompson, J.A., & Sonnenschein, S. (2013, April). Children’s early reading skills: What are they learning in full-day kindergarten? Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.  Poster
  • Metzger, S.R., Sonnenschein, S., & Galindo, C. (2013, April). Children’s knowledge of mathematics and how math is used in daily activities. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.  Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Galindo, C., Thompson, J., Metzger, S.R., & Huang. H.C.  (2013, April). Chinese and White parents’ beliefs about their children’s math development.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington. Poster

2012

  • Sonnenschein, S., Metzger, S.R., Thompson, J.A., & Lewis, H. (2012, June).  Similarities and differences in low-income African American and Hispanic parents’ socialization of their children’s academic development. Poster presented  at Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.  Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., & Galindo, C. (2012, February).  Promoting minority young children’s mathematical development. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development’s Positive Minority Development Conference, Tampa, Florida.  Poster

2011

  • Thompson, J.A., & Sonnenschein, S.  (2011, August). Full-day kindergarten and later reading:  The role of early reading skills. Poster presented at American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.  Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Metzger, S.R., Thompson, J.A., & Baker, L. (2011, March). Predictors of Head Start children’s scores on authentic kindergarten school readiness measures. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.  Poster
  • Sonnenschein, S., Metzger, S.R., & Thompson, J.A. (2011, March). Low income parents’ socialization of their young children’s reading and math development. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.  Poster
  • Metzger, S.R., Thompson, J.A., & Sonnenschein, S. (2011, March).The relation between parental beliefs about math, children’s math activities and early math skills.  Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.  Poster