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Amy Lederberg

Regents' Professor    

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1977
B.A., Smith College, 1974


Language and cognitive development
Emergent literacy


Amy Lederberg is a Regents’ Professor of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders and principal investigator for the Center on Literacy and Deafness, which focuses its efforts on developing and field testing  interventions that will assist kindergarten through 2nd grade children who are deaf or hard of hearing to master literacy more effectively and efficiently.

Center on Literacy and Deafness:


Webb, M. L., Patton-Terry, N. P., Bingham, G., Puranik, C. and Lederberg, A. R. (in press). “Factorial Validity and Measurement Invariance of the Test of Preschool Early Literacy- Phonological Awareness Test among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and Hearing Children.” Ear and Hearing.

Lederberg, A.R., Easterbrooks, S. E., Tucci, S., Burke, V. and Goldberg, H. (2016) Effective intervention strategies for teaching early literacy skills to deaf children with cochlear implants. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Cochlear Implants International, 17(5), 211-237.

Tucci, S., Easterbrooks, S. and Lederberg, A. R., (2016). “The effects of theory of mind training on the false belief understanding of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in prekindergarten and kindergarten.” Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 21. 1-16. doi:10.1093/deafed/enw031

Webb, M.Y, Lederberg, A. R., Branum-Martin, L., and Connor, C.M. (2015). “Evaluating the structure of early English literacy skills in deaf and hard-of-hearing children.” Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 20 (2), 343-355. doi:10.1093/deafed/env024

Easterbrooks, S. R., Lederberg, A. R., Antia, S., Schick, B., Kushalnagar, P., Webb, M., Branum-Martin, L., and Connor, C. M.(2015). “Reading among diverse DHH learners: What, how, and for whom?” American Annals of the Deaf, 159(5), 419-432.

Goldberg, H., and Lederberg, A.R. (2015). “Acquisition of the alphabetic principle in deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers: The role of phonology in letter-sound learning.” Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 28 (4), 509-525. DOI 10.1007/s11145-014-9535-y

Lederberg, A. R., Miller, E. M., Easterbrooks, S. R., and Connor, C. M. (2014). “Foundations for Literacy: An early literacy intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.” Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 19(4), 438-455. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enu022