- B.A., Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Valery worked at the PLSD from summer of 2012 until summer of 2014. Valery graduated from FIU in the spring of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, after which she became a paid post-baccalaureate research assistant for Dr. Pruden. Valery helped with the TEAM-UP for Kids study collecting data in preschool classrooms on teacher numeracy and spatial talk and assessing preschool children's numeracy and spatial skills. Valery also helped to transcribe teacher language using CHAT and CLAN.
Valery is now a doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program at Georgia State University. She works with Dr. Şeyda Özçalışkan in the Gesture and Language Laboratory. Valery is a recipient of GSU's Language and Literacy Fellowship.
Mateo, V., Pulido, E., Barriga, T., Odean, R., Abad, C., & Pruden, S.M. (2014, March). Examining variability in pre-kindergarten teacher language use. Poster to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD), Austin, TX.
Barriga, T., Pulido, E., Mateo, V., Odean, R., Abad, C., & Pruden, S.M. (2014, March). Measuring kindergarten readiness: Are state assessments reflective of numeracy and spatial ability? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD), Austin, TX.
Mateo, V.D., Abad, C., Costales, A., Odean, R., & Pruden, S. M. (2013, November). Exploring the relation between pre-k children's spatial language and spatial skills. Poster presented at 2013 conference of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), Fort Lauderdale, FL.