Mabel L. Rice, Ph.D. Publications

Publications and Presentations

Test of Early Grammatical Impairment

Rice, M.L. (2017, May) Overlooked by public health: Specific Language Impairment (PDF). Open Access Government, 14, 28-29.

Rice, M.L. (2017) Lost for words: Investigating specific language impairments (PDF). Research Features, 105, Feb 28. ISSN 2399-1534

Article and video in Expert Exchange, KC Lifesciences, The Pursuit to Help Children Better Learn and Understand Language

Rice, M.L., 2016. Children with Specific Language Impairment and Their Families: A Future View of Nature Plus Nurture and New Technologies for Comprehensive Language Intervention Strategies. Seminars in Speech Language 2016; 37: 310-318 (PDF)

Rice, M.L. (just accepted) Specific Language Impairment, Nonverbal IQ, ADHD, ASD, Cochlear Implants, Bilingualism and Dialectal Variants: Defining the boundaries, clarifying clinical conditions and sorting out causes. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research (PDF)

Article in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders: "Advocating for SLI" (PDF) August 2014

In-Press article in the Journal of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools: "Effect of Language Context on Ratings of Shy and Unsociable Behaviors in English Language Learner Children." January 2014

Article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: "Late language emergence in 24 month twins: Heritable and increased risk for LLE in twins" (PDF) October 2013

Evaluation of Risk for Late Language Emergence After In Utero Antiretroviral Drug Exposure in HIV-exposed Uninfected Infants. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 32, Number 10, October 2013 (epub ahead of print) (PDF)

Article in the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology: "Language Growth and Genetics of Specific Language Impairment" (PDF), Epub April 25, 2-13

Article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: "What do Children with Specific Language Impairment do with Multiple Forms of DO?" (PDF)
February 2013

Article in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research: “Finiteness Marking in Boys With Fragile X Syndrome” (PDF). Dec 2012

Article in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders“Toward epigenetic and gene regulation models of specific language impairment; looking for links among growth, genes, and impairments” (PDF). Nov 2012     

Article in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics: "Language Impairment in Children Perinatally Infected With HIV Compared to Children Who Were HIV-Exposed and Uninfected" (PDF).
August 2012.

Article in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: "Hearing Loss in Perinatally HIV-infected and HIV-exposed but Uninfected Children and Adolescents" (PDF).
August 2012.

I. Selected Publications

by Category

II. Recent International Presentations

Rice, M.L. (2015) SLI, ADHD, Cochlear Implants, ASD, Bilingualism and Dialectal Variants: Defining the boundaries, clarifying clinical conditions and sorting out causes. Advances in the Sciences of Language Disorders, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 20, 2015

Rice, M.L. (2015) Language impairments in families and children’s language growth: Moving forward in genetics inquiry. School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, June 18 2015

Rice, M.L. (2015) 10 things to know about children with specific language impairments. Workshop on Specific Language Impairment (SLI), National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Jan, 2015

Rice, M.L. (2015) 10 things to know about measurements of children’s language abilities. Workshop on Specific Language Impairment (SLI), National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Jan, 2015

Rice, M.L. (2015) Longitudinal language outcomes in children with SLI: Phenotypes and genetic etiology. Keynote speaker, Taiwan Society for Cognitive Neuroscience conference, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Jan 2015

Rice, M.L. (2014) Longitudinal outcomes in children with SLI: Lessons for language dimensions and genetic investigations. Workshop on Language Acquisition and its Disorders, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China, July 2014

III. Recent National Presentations

Rice, M.L. (2015) In search of causal pathways for language impairment: From genes to cortex to language symptoms. Invited presentation at Regional Translational Medicine Meeting, April 6-7, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas

Rice, M.L. (2014) Language impairment alone or in company: The value of comparative research. Presentation at 24th annual Research Symposium at ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, Nov, 2014

Rice, M.L. (2014) Navigating the diagnostic complexities of DSM-5 language and communication disorders: Keep your eye on SLI. Panel presentation, ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, Nov 2014

Rice, M.L. (2014) 10 things to know about children with language impairments. Pediatric HIV/Aids Cohort Study (PHACS), October 23, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland.

Jones, L.I., Vahratian, A., Hoffman, H.J., Li, C.M., Rice, M.L. (2014) Voice, Speech, and Language Disorders among Children Aged 3-17 Years: Who are the Children Not receiving Intervention Services? Poster presentation at the City MatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology conference, September 17-19, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

Rice, M.L. (2014) Growth of language in children with and without SLI: Moving toward epigenetic models of strengths and weaknesses. Genetics and Neurobiology of Language summer course at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, July, 2014.

Li, C.M., Hoffman, H.J., Jones, L., Vahratian, A., Rice, M.L. (2014) Communication disorders in U.S. children, aged 3-17 years: The 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) in Seattle, WA on June 23-24, 2014.

Rice, M.L. (2014) Why should we care about outcomes that do not differentiate HEU children from typically developing children? Pediatric HIV/Aids Cohort Study (PHACS), March 20-21, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland.


Selected Publications by Category

Publications: Overview of Specific Language Impairment

Rice, M.L., 2014, Advocating for SLI. Commentary on Bishop, D.V.M., 2014, Ten questions about terminology for children with unexplained language problems. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49, 381-415. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (2009) How Different is Disordered Language? in J. Colombo, P. McCardle & L. Freund (Eds), Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models and Research Disorders. 1st ed., pp. 65-82. New York, London: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. (full-text article)

Rice, M. L., Hoover, Jill R., Storkel, Holly L. "The Interface Between Neighborhood Density and Optional Infinitives: normal development and Specific Language Impairment". (full-text article)

Rice, ML, Blossom, M (2013). What do children with Specific Language Impairment do with multiple forms of DO? J Speech Lang Hear Res 0: 1092-4388_2012_11-0107 (full text article)

Rice, M. L., Hoover, Jill R., Storkel, Holly L. "The Interface Between Neighborhood Density and Optional Infinitives: normal development and Specific Language Impairment". (full-text article)

Rice, M. L., Steinmetz, Adam B.(2010). Cerebellar-dependent delay eyeblink conditioning J Neurodevelop Disord, 2, 243-251. (full-text article)

Rice, M. L., Smolik, F., Perpich, D., Thompson, T., Rytting, N ., and Blossom, M.(2010). Mean Length of Utterance Levels in 6-Month Intervals for Children Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 333-349. (full-text article)

Article in the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Gene Discovered in Childhood Language Disorder Provides Insight Into Reading Disorders" (2009).

Rice, M. L. (2009). Language Acquisition Lessons from Children with Specific Language Impairment: Revisiting the Discovery of Latent Structures. In V. C. M. Gathercole (Ed.), Routes to Language: Studies in Honor of Melissa Bowerman (pp. 287-313). New York, London: Taylor & Francis Group. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (2007). Children with Specific Language Impairment: Bridging the Genetic and Developmental Perspectives. In E. Hoff and M. Shatz (Eds), Handbook of Language Development, Blackwell Publishers, pp. 411-431.

Rice, M.L., Redmond, S.M., Hoffman, L. (2006). MLU in children with SLI and younger control children shows concurrent validity, stable and parallel growth trajectories. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49, 793-808.( full-text article)

Watkins, R.V., & Rice, M.L. (Eds.) (1994). Specific language impairments in children. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
--see chapter by Rice, Grammatical categories of children with specific language impairments (pp. 69-88). ( full-text article)

Publications: Test Measurement

Rice, M. L., Hoffman, Lesa, and Templin, Jonathan. (2012). "Linking Outcomes from Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Forms using Item Response Models." (full-text article).
Jan. 2012

Publications: SLI and Morphosyntax

Rice, M.L., Hoffman, L., and Wexler, K. (2009). Judgments of Omitted BE and DO in Questions as Extended Finiteness Clinical Markers of SLI to Fifteen Years: A Study of Growth and Asymptote.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Vol. 52, 1417-1433. (full-text article)

Zubrick, S.R., Taylor, C.L., Rice, M. L., and Slegers, D.W. (2007) Late Language Emergence at 24 Months: An Epidemiological Study of Prevalence, Predictors, and Covariates. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Vol. 50, 1562-1592. (full-text article)

Atchley, R. A., Rice, M. L., Betz, S. K., Kwasney, K. M., Sereno, J. A., and Jongman, A. (2006) A comparison of semantic and syntactic event related potentials generated by children and adults. Brain and Language. 99, 236-246.

Rice, M.L., Tomblin, J.B., Hoffman, L, Richman, W.A., & Marquis, J. (2004, August). Grammatical tense deficits in children with SLI and non specific language impairment: Relationships with nonverbal IQ over time. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47, 816-834. ( full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (2004). Growth models of developmental language disorders. In M.L. Rice & S.F. Warren (Eds.). Developmental language disorders: From phenotypes to etiologies. (pp. 207-240). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (2004) Language growth of children with SLI and unaffected children: Timing mechanisms and linguistic distinctions. Plenary talk at the BU Conference on Language Development. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla, & C. Smith (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (2003). A unified model of specific and general language delay: Grammatical tense as a clinical marker of unexpected variation. In Y. Levy & J. Schaeffer (Eds.), Language competence across populations: Toward a definition of Specific Language Impairment (pp. 63-95). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (full-text article)

Redmond, S.M., & Rice M.L. (2001). Detection of irregular verb violations by children with and without SLI. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 655-669. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (2000). Grammatical symptoms of specific language impairment. In D.V.M. Bishop & L.B. Leonard (Eds.), Speech and language impairments in children: Causes, characteristics, intervention and outcome (pp. 17-34). East Sussex, England: Psychology Press Ltd. (abstract) ( full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Wexler, R., Marquis, J., & Hershberger, S. (2000). Acquisition of irregular past tense by children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 1126-1145. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (1999). Specific grammatical limitations in children with specific language impairments. In H. Tager-Flusberg (Ed.), Neurodevelopmental disorders (pp. 331-359). Cambridge: MIT Press. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Wexler, K., & Redmond, S.M. (1999). Grammaticality judgments of an extended optional infinitive grammar: Evidence from English-speaking children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 943-961. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Wexler, K., & Hershberger, S. (1998). Tense over time: The longitudinal course of tense acquisition in children with specific language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 1412-1431. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Noll, K.R., & Grimm, H. (1998). An extended optional infinitive stage in German-speaking children with specific language impairment. Language Acquisition, 6, 255-295. (abstract) ( full-text article)

Wexler, K., Schutze, C., & Rice, M. (1998). Subject case in children with SLI and unaffected controls: Evidence for the Agr/Tns omission model. Language Acquisition, 7, 317-344. (full-text article)

Cleave, P.L., & Rice, M.L. (1997). An examination of the morpheme BE in children with specific language impairment: The role of contractibility and grammatical form class. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 40, 480-492. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (1997). Specific language impairments: In search of diagnostic markers and genetic contributions. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 3, 350-357. (abstract) (full-text article)

Hadley, P.A., & Rice, M.L. (1996). Emergent uses of BE and DO: Evidence from children with specific language impairment. Language Acquisition, 5, 209-243. ( full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Wexler, K. (1996). Tense over time: The persistence of optional infinitives in English in children with SLI. In A. Stringfellow, D. Cahana-Amitay, E. Hughes, & Z. Zukowski (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 610-621). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Rice, M.L., & Wexler, K. (1996). Toward tense as a clinical marker of specific language impairment in English-speaking children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 39, 1239-1257. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Wexler, K., & Cleave, P. (1995). Specific language impairment as a period of Extended Optional Infinitive. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 850-863. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Wexler, K. (1995). Extended optional infinitive (EOI) account of specific language impairment. In D. MacLaughlin & S. McEwen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (vol. 2, pp. 451-462). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Oetting, J.B., & Rice, M.L. (1993). Plural acquisition in children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 1236-1248. (abstract)

Rice, M.L., & Oetting, J.B. (1993). Morphological deficits on children with SLI: Evaluation of number marking and agreement. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 1249-1257. (abstract)

Watkins, R.V., & Rice, M.L. (1991). Verb particle and preposition acquisition in language-impaired preschoolers. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 34, 1130-1141.

Publications: Genetics and Language

Rice, ML. Article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: "Late language emergence in 24 month twins: Heritable and increased risk for LLE in twins" October 2013 (full text article)

Rice, ML (2013). Language Growth and Genetics of Specific Language Impairment, Epub April 25, 2-13, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (full text article)

Sterling, AM, Rice, ML, and Warren, SF. Finiteness Marking in Boys With Fragile X Syndrome. J Speech Lang Hear Res Dec 2012; 55; 1704-1715

Rice, ML. Toward epigenetic and gene regulation models of specific language impairment: looking for links among growth, genes, and impairments. J Neurodev Dis, Nov 2012; 4:27

Rice, M.L., Smith, S.D., Gayán, J. (2009). Convergent genetic linkage and associations to language, speech and reading measures in families of probands with Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. (full-text article) (Related NIDCD article)

Rice, M.L. and Smolik, F.(2007). Genetics of language disorders: clinical conditions, phenotypes, and genes. Chapter in Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics (pp 685 - 700). Oxford Press, Oxford, UK (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. and Warren, S.F., Editors, (2005). Psychological and Linguistic Studies across Languages and Learners. Special issue of Applied Psycholinguistics, 26, No 1.(full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Warren, S.F., & Betz, S. (2005). Language symptoms of developmental language disorders: An overview of autism, Down syndrome, fragile X, specific language impairment, and Williams syndrome. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26, 7-27. (full-text article)

Rice, M. L., & Warren, S. F. (2005). Moving toward a unified effort to understand the nature and causes of language disorders. Applied Psycholingustics, 26, 3-6. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Warren, S.F. (Eds.). (2004). Developmental language disorders: From phenotypes to etiologies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Rice, M.L., Haney, K.R., & Wexler, K. (1998). Family histories of children with SLI who show extended optional infinitives. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 419-432. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Wexler, K. (1996). A phenotype of specific language impairment: Extended optional infinitives. In M. L. Rice (Ed.), Toward a genetics of a language (pp. 215-237). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (full-text article)

Publications: Lexical Acquisition

Rice, M.L., Cleave, P., & Oetting, J.B. (2000). The use of syntactic cues in lexical acquisition by children with SLI. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 582-594. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Watkins, R.V. (1996). "Show me X": New views of an old assessment technique. In K. Cole, P. Dale, & D. Thal (Eds.), Advances in assessment of communication and language (pp. 183-206). Baltimore: Paul Brookes. (full-text article)

Oetting, J.B., Rice, M.L., & Swank, L.K. (1995). Quick incidental learning (QUIL) of words by school-aged children with and without SLI. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 434-445. (abstract) (full-text article)

Kelly, D.J., & Rice, M.L. (1994). Preferences for verb interpretation in children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 182-192. ( full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Oetting, J.B., Marquis, J., Bode, J., & Pae, S. (1994). Frequency of input effects on word comprehension of children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 106-122. (full-text article)

Watkins, R.V., Rice, M.L., & Moltz, C.C. (1993). Verb use by language-impaired and normally developing children. First Language, 13, 113-131. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Bode, J. (1993). GAPS in the verb lexicons of children with specific language impairment. First Language, 13, 113-131. (abstract)

Rice, M.L., Buhr. J., & Oetting, J. (1992). Specific-language-impaired children's quick incidental learning of words: The effect of a pause. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 1040-1048. (abstract)

Rice, M.L., Wilcox, K., & Hadley, P. (1992). Promoting successful transition into school: The role of language and social intervention skills. In Conference Proceedings--New Directions in Child and Family Research: Shaping Head Start in the 90's (pp. 320-322). Washington, DC: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Rice, M.L. (1990). Preschoolers' QUIL: Quick incidental learning of words. In G. Conti-Ramsden & C. Snow (Eds.), Children's language (vol. 7, pp. 171-194). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Rice, M.L., Buhr, J., & Nemeth, J. (1990). Fast mapping word learning abilities of language delayed preschoolers. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 55, 33-42. (abstract)

Publications: Language Intervention

Hadley, P.A., & Rice, M.L. (1993). Parental judgments of preschoolers' speech and language development: A resource for assessment and IEP planning. Seminars in Speech and Language, 14, 278-288. (full-text article)

Schuele, C.M., Rice, M.L., & Wilcox, K.A. (1995). Redirects: A strategy to increase peer interactions. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 1319-1333. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., & Schuele, C.M. (1995). Speech and language impairments. In E. Meyen & T. Skrtic (Eds.), Special education and student disability: An introduction (4th ed., pp. 341-374). Denver: Love Publishing.

Hadley, P.A., Wilcox, K.A., & Rice, M.L. (1994). Talking at school: Teacher expectations in preschool and kindergarten. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 9, 111-129. (abstract) (full-text article)

Hadley, P.A., & Rice, M.L. (1993). Parental judgments of preschoolers' speech and language development: A resource for assessment and IEP planning. Seminars in Speech and Language, 14, 278-288.

Rice, M.L. (1991). Children with specific language impairment: Toward a model of teachability. In N. Krasnegor, D.M. Rumbaugh, R.L. Schiefelbusch, & M. Studdert-Kennedy (Eds.), Biological and behavioral determinants of language development (pp. 447-480). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Association.

Rice, M.L., & O'Brien, M. (1990). Transitions: Times of change and accommodation. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 9(4), 1-14.

Rice, M.L., & Schiefelbusch, R.L. (Eds.) (1989). The teachability of language. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.
--see chapter by Rice, Synthesis/commentary on language teaching and learning strategies.

Publications: Language Acquisition Preschool Education

Rice, M.L., & Hadley, P.A. (1995). Language outcomes of the language focused curriculum. In M.L. Rice & K.A. Wilcox (Eds.), Building a language-focused curriculum for the preschool classroom: A foundation for lifelong communication (pp. 155-169). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

Rice, M.L. (1995). The rationale and operating principles for a language focused curriculum (LFC) for preschool children. In M.L. Rice & K.A. Wilcox (Eds.), Building a language-focused curriculum for the preschool classroom: A foundation for lifelong communication (pp. 27-38). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co. (full-text article)

Rice, M.L. (1995). Language acquisition and language impairment. In M.L. Rice & K.A. Wilcox (Eds.), Building a language-focused curriculum for the preschool classroom: A foundation for lifelong communication (pp. 15-26). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

Rice, M.L. (1995). Creating a language-focused curriculum for preschool children. In M.L. Rice & K.A. Wilcox (Eds.), Building a language-focused curriculum for the preschool classroom: A foundation for lifelong communication (pp. 1-13). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co. (full-text article)

Publications: Children Who Are at Risk

Rice, M.L., Spitz, R.V., & O'Brien, M. (1999). Semantic and morphosyntactic language outcomes in biologically at-risk children. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 12, 213-234. (abstract) ( full-text article)

O'Brien, M., Rice, M., & Roy, C. (1996). Defining eligibility criteria for preventive early intervention in an NICU population. Journal of Early Intervention, 20, 283-293. (full-text article)

Johnson, J., Watkins, R., & Rice, M.L. (1992). Bimodal bilingual language development in a hearing child of deaf parents. Applied Psycholinguistics, 13, 31-52.

Culp, R.E., Watkins, R.V., Lawrence, H., Letts, D., Kelly, D.J., & Rice, M.L. (1991). Maltreated children's language and speech development: Abused, neglected, and abused and neglected. First Language, 11, 377-389.

Publications: Children affected by or exposed to HIV

Longitudinal Evaluation of Language Impairment in Youth With Perinatally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Youth With Perinatal HIV Exposure Sean M. Redmond; Tzy-Jyun Yao; Jonathan S. Russell; Mabel L. Rice; Howard J. Hoffman; George K. Siberry; Toni Frederick; Murli Purswani; Paige L. Williams; Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society , Vol. 5, Suppl 1, pp. S33–S40, 2016. (abstract) (full-text article)

Evaluation of Risk for Late Language Emergence After In Utero Antiretroviral Drug Exposure in HIV-exposed Uninfected Infants. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 32, Number 10, October 2013 (epub ahead of print)

Torre P 3rd, Zeldow B, Hoffman HJ, Buchanan A, Siberry GK, Rice M, Sirois PA, Williams PL; for the Pediatric HIVAIDS Cohort Study (2012). Hearing Loss in Perinatally HIV-infected and HIV-exposed but Uninfected Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Aug:31(8):835-841.PMID:22549437 PMCID:PMC3410657 (full text article)

Language Impairment in Children Perinatally Infected With HIV Compared to Children Who Were HIV-Exposed and Uninfected.
Rice ML, Buchanan AL, Siberry GK, Malee KM, Zeldow B, Frederick T, Purswani MU, Hoffman HJ, Sirois PA, Smith R, Torre P 3rd, Allison SM, Williams PL. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 33(2):112-23.  PMID: 22179050 [PubMed - in process]

Publications: Social Competence and Language

Ash, A.C., Rice, M.L., Redmond, S.M. (2014). Effect of Language Context on Ratings of Shy and Unsociable Behaviors in English Language Learner Children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Vol.45, 52-66.(full-text article)

Redmond, S.M., & Rice, M.L. (2002). Stability of behavioral ratings of children with SLI. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45, 190-201. (full-text article)

Redmond, S.M., & Rice, M.L. (1998). The socioemotional behaviors of children with SLI: Social adaptation or social deviance? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 688-700. (abstract) (full-text article)

Gertner, B.L., Rice, M.L., & Hadley, P.A. (1994). The influence of communicative competence on peer preferences in a preschool classroom. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 913-923. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Hadley, P.A., & Alexander, A.L. (1993). Social biases toward children with speech and language impairments: A correlative causal model of language limitations. Applied Psycholinguistics, 14, 445-471. (abstract)

Rice, M.L. (1993). Social consequences of specific language impairment. In H. Grimm & H. Skowronek (Eds.), Language acquisition problems and reading disorders: Aspects of diagnosis and intervention (pp. 111-128). New York: de Gruyter.

Rice, M.L. (1993). "Don't talk to him: He's weird" A social consequences account of language and social interactions. In A.P. Kaiser & D.B. Gray (Eds.), Enhancing children's communication: Research foundations for intervention (pp. 139-158). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Hadley, P.A., & Rice, M.L. (1991). Conversational responsiveness of speech and language impaired preschoolers. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 34, 1308-1317. (abstract) (full-text article)

Rice, M.L., Sell, M.A., & Hadley, P.A. (1991). Social interactions of speech and language impaired children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 34, 1299-1307. (abstract) (full-text article)

Oetting, J.B., & Rice, M.L. (1991). Influence of the social context on pragmatic skills of adults with mental retardation. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 95, 435-443.

Rice, M.L., Sell, M.A., & Hadley, P.A. (1990). The social interactive coding system (SICS): An on-line, clinically relevant descriptive tool. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 21, 2-14. (abstract)

Publications: TV and Language

Rice, M.L. (1990). Educational effects of Sesame Street home videos. In Sesame Street Research: A 20th Anniversary Symposium. Princeton, NJ: Children's Television Workshop/Educational Testing Service.

Huston, A.C., Wright, J.C., Rice, M.L., Kerkman, D., & St. Peters, M. (1990). The development of television viewing patterns in early childhood. A longitudinal investigation. Developmental Psychology, 26, 409-420. (full-text article)

Recent Presentations

in Japan

Rice, M.L. (2001, March). In search of genetic contributions to language impairments. Invited lecture at the Developmental Psychology Conference, Shikoku, Japan.

Rice, M.L. (2001, March). Children with specific language impairment: Recent findings and implications for models of language acquisition. Invited lecture at the Second Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

Rice, M.L. (2001, March). Diagnostic evaluation of grammatical symptoms of specific language impairment: Theoretical background and application of measures for children with SLI. Invited lecture at Sophia University, Japan.

in Australia

Rice, M.L. (2003, December). Language growth of children with Specific Language Impairment and unaffected children: Timing mechanisms and linguistic distinctions. Paper presented at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Curtin Univerisity of Technology, Perth, Australia.

Rice, M.L. (2002, December). Selective versus general delays in language acquisition in children with SLI: Refining the phenotype. Paper presented at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Curtin University of Technology, Perth Austrailia.

Rice, M.L. (2000, August). Advocating for children with language impairments: Dealing with the mistaken assumptions. Presentation to SPEECH Inc., Perth, Australia.

Rice, M.L. (2000, July). Children's language instinct: Observations from a program of research investigating the causes and consequences of unexpected individual differences. Presented at the Hadyn Williams Public Lecture, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Rice, M.L. (2000, July). Toward a genetics of language: An update on the status of current investigations with children with specific language impairment. Presented at the TVW Telethon Institute of Child Health Research Public Lecture, Perth, Australia.

in Israel

Rice, M.L. (2000, March). What the condition of SLI tells us about timing and variance in the acquisition of morphology and syntax. Presentation at the Israel Science Foundation International Research Workshop on "Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Developmental Language Disorders," Jerusalem, Israel.

in Europe

Rice, M.L. (2002, October). Selectice versus general delays in language acquisition in children with SLI: Refining the phenotype. Paper presented at the Centre for Developmental Language Disorders and Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop, University College, London, England.

Rice, M.L., & Wexler, K. (1999, July). Comprehension of an extended optional infinitive grammar: Evidence from children with specific language impairment. Presentation at the VIII International Congress for the Study of Child Language, San Sebastian, Spain.

Rice, M.L. (1999, March). Grammatical symptoms of specific language impairment. Paper presented at the Third AFASIC International Symposium on Speech and Language Impairment: From Theory to Practice. University of York, United Kingdom.

in Canada

Rice, M.L. (2002, April) Variation in children's language: Morphosyntax in L2 and Specific Language Impairment, Plenary address at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

at the Boston University conference

Rice, M.L. (2003, November). Language growth of children with Specific Language Impairment and unaffected children: Timing mechanisms and linguistics distinctions. Plenary Speech. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Rice, M.L., Wexler, K. & Francois, J. (2001, October). SLI children's delayed acquisition of passive. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Rice, M.L., & Wexler, K. (2000, November). What she saying? SLI children's judgments of questions. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

at the SRCLD

Rice, M.L. (2003, June). Measurement momentum. Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Rice, M.L. (2002, July). SLI as a model system of language acquisition. Paper presented at the IX International Congress for the Study of Child Language and The Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Betz, S.K., Rice M.L., Tomblin, J.B., & Chen, S. (2002, July). Grammatical reconstructions and tense errors made by children with SLI during imitation tasks. Poster presented at the IX International Congress for the Study of Child Language and the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Rice, M.L. (2002, June). Measurement momentum. Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Rice, M.L., & Francois, J. (2001, June). SLI children's delayed acquisition of passive. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Roberts, J., Rice, M.L., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2000, June). Tense-marking in children with autism: Further evidence for overlap between autism and SLI. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Rice, M.L., Tweed, S., & Higheagle. B. (2000, June). GAP verbs of children with SLI: Longitudinal observations. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Rice, K.J., Rice, M.L., & Redmond, S.M. (2000, June). MLU outcomes for children with and without SLI: Support for MLU as a matching criterion. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Rice, M.L., & Tomblin, B. (1999, June) Clinical indices of language impairment: Grammatical tense compared to conventional testing. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

at the Vanderbilt conference

Rice, M.L. (2000, April). Variations in the acquisition of grammatical forms: Implications for language intervention. Keynote address at the "Treatment Efficacy Conference," Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

at the ASHA convention

Rice, M.L. (2002, June). Identifying young children with language impairments: Measurement issues. Presentation at the ASHA Conference for Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools, Nashville, TN.

Betz, S.K., Rice, M.L., Tomblin, J.B., & Chen, S.D. (2001, November). Tense errors made by children with SLI during imitation tasks. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Rice, M.L., McGregor, K.K., Oetting, J.B., Crago, M., Watkins, R.V., & Sevcik, R.A. (2000, November). Language Disorders in children: New Findings. Seminar presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual meeting, Washington, DC.

at State Speech & Hearing Associations

Rice, M.L. (2004, April). Evidence-based language assessment: Identification of children with SLI. New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association annual meeting, Atlantic City.

Rice, M.L. (2004, February). Assessment of children's language: The evidence base. Illinois Speech and Hearing Association annual meeting, Chicago.

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