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Research Objectives

photo of Mindy working with a child reading and with an assistantBridges has pursued two primary lines of research.

One broad area involves the early identification of students at risk for reading disabilities. This research includes longitudinal work examining early predictors of later reading comprehension as well as the development of early identification assessments.

The second area of research includes the development and efficacy testing of reading intervention provided in a classroom setting for preschool and elementary students.

Both lines of research come directly from an interest in the relationship between language and reading development as well as previous work as a speech-language pathologist.

More recent work has examined the structure of reading comprehension in older elementary and adolescent students, with the ultimate goal of this work contributing to the development of assessments and reading interventions specifically addressing reading comprehension in these older students.


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Last modified: Feb 05, 2020

Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders


Bridges' research interests are in the areas of early identification of students at risk for reading disabilities and the development and efficacy testing of classroom reading intervention for preschool and elementary students.


Lab Director

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Mindy Bridges, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


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