Clinical Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology
Phone: (212) 998-5576
Adina Schick is a Developmental Psychologist who received her doctorate from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University in 2012. Dr. Schick’s work to date has focused on cultural variations in children’s language, literacy, and narrative development, with a particular emphasis on the individual and combined contributions of the home and preschool contexts on these school readiness skills. Her research has probed the role of continuity in home-school book sharing practices in supporting low-income Latino Head Start children’s emergent literacy development, and highlights the importance of promoting parents’ use of culturally-relevant practices. She has also collaborated on a series of projects aimed at supporting the professional development of early childhood educators throughout New York City, as well as from across New York State. Most recently, her focus has been on the development and implementation of a classroom-based oral storytelling intervention that supports low-income, ethnic minority children’s reading readiness by bridging home-school practices in an authentic and meaningful manner. Dr. Schick’s work has been funded by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, The Brady Educational Foundation, and the Brooke Astor Foundation for New York City Education.