Temple Infant & Child Laboratory | Lab Coordinators
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Lab Coordinators

Amanda Cibischino

Amanda Cibischino is a lab coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Dr. Cori Bower, and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff on a puzzle-based spatial intervention for preschoolers. Amanda graduated from the College of Charleston in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Before joining the Infant and Child Lab, she worked on multiple developmental and clinical studies at the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. Amanda plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology studying autism in children.

 

amanda.cibischino@temple.edu

medford-jJelani Medford

Jelani Medford is a Study Coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Tamara Spiewak Toub on a research grant exploring ways to optimize preschool spatial instruction. Jelani received a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College in 2014. In addition to his coursework in psychology, Jelani studied Italian for a year and spent six months in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where he studied Portuguese and taught English. Jelani is interested in exploring how language impacts one’s understanding of the world and how it also influences cognitive processes such as memory, judgment, and decision-making. Jelani plans to pursue a Ph. D in Linguistics.

 

jelani.medford@temple.edu

Haley Weaver

Haley Weaver is a lab coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Emily Hopkins on a reading-based vocabulary intervention for preschoolers. Haley graduated from the University of Rochester in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. Before joining the Infant and Child Lab, she worked on multiple language development projects at the University of Rochester and Syracuse University. She is interested in investigating the mechanisms of early language learning and how these processes can help inform early intervention programs. Haley plans to pursue further education in developmental language learning.

 

haley.weaver@temple.edu