Caitlin Lindley

cal416@lehigh.edu
Academic History
Ursinus College
B.S. Psychology, 2014
 
Research Interests
I am interested in studying the ways we can enhance language development and reading comprehension skills in early childhood. I am also interested in the role of imaginative play and innovative teaching methods in the development of these skills. I seek to discover methods of improving both teaching and learning strategies relating to language and literacy development in an effort to prevent students from falling behind in their education.
 
In addition to my current research interests, I remain interested in my previous research topics, which explored the early development of speech and motor skills in autism spectrum disorders.
 
Conference Presentations
Stevenson, J.L., Lindley, C.E., & Murlo, N.M. (2015, March). Early motor skills and current language skills in autistic and neurotypical children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Lindley, C.E., Murlo, N.M., & Stevenson, J.L. (2014, April). The relationships between speech and motor skill development and the number of autistic traits. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter Research Symposium at Desales University, Lansdale, PA.
 
Lindley, C.E., Murlo, N.M., & Stevenson, J.L. (2014, March). The relationships between speech and motor skill development and the number of autistic traits. Poster presented at the Philadelphia area Psi Chi Research day at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Cherry, K.A., Lindley, C.E., Siti, K.C., Henry, M.A., & Stevenson, J.L. (2013, April). Differences in early oral- and manual-motor skills between autistic and neurotypical children. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter Research Symposium at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.
 
Cherry, K.A., Lindley, C.E., Siti, K.C., Henry, M.A., & Stevenson, J.L. (2013, April). Differences in early oral- and manual-motor skills between autistic and neurotypical children. Poster presented at the Philadelphia area Psi Chi Research day at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Awarded 3rd place in the poster presentation category.
 
Honors
Dean’s List, Ursinus College – 2011-2014
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Ursinus College - 2014
Phi Beta Kappa, member - 2014
Psi Chi, member - 2014