Ana Maria Gonzalez BarreroPhD

Assistant Professor

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Email: ana.gonzalez@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-5152
Fax: 902-494-5151
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 15000, 5850 College Street, 2nd Floor, Room 2C01 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
 

Bio

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez Barrero is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her research interests focus on the language, literacy, and cognitive skills of monolingual and bilingual children with typical development and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Gonzalez Barrero is also interested in issues related to cultural and linguistic diversity, open science, and evidence-based practice.

Education

  • BSc, Speech-Language Pathology, Universidad del Rosario
  • MEd, Educational Psychology (Inclusive Education), McGill University
  • PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders (Language Acquisition), McGill University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental Psychology, Concordia University

Research Interests

  • Language and literacy development
  • Language and reading disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism

Teaching

  • CMSD 5150: Speech and Language Acquisition
  • CMSD 6470: Language Disorders in School-Age Children
 

Selected Publications·        

  • Côté, S. L., Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Byers-Heinlein, K. (2021). Multilingual toddlers’ vocabulary development in two languages: Comparing bilinguals and trilinguals. Journal of Child Language. doi:10.1017/S030500092000077X
  • Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., Salama-Siroishka, N., Dubé, D., Brouillard, M., & Byers-Heinlein, K. (2020). Effects of language dominance on storybook reading practices of bilingual families. International Journal of Bilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006920938153
  • Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Nadig, A. S. (2019). Can bilingualism mitigate set-shifting difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? Child Development, 90, 1043-1060. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12979
  • Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Nadig, A. S. (2019). Vocabulary and grammatical skills of bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at school age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04073-2
  • Byers-Heinlein, K., Schott, E., Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., Brouillard, M., Dubé, D., Laoun-Rubenstein, A., Morin-Lessard, E., Mastroberardino, M., Jardak, A., Pour Iliaei, S., Salama-Siroishka, N., & Tamayo, M. P. (2019). MAPLE: A multilingual approach to parent language estimates. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. https://doi.org/10.1017/ S1366728919000282
  • Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Nadig, A. S. (2018). Bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The impact of language exposure in lexical and morphological skills at school age. Autism Research, 11, 1667-1678. doi: 10.1002/aur.2023
  • Hoang, H., Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Nadig, A. S. (2018). Narrative abilities of bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Discours, 23. https://journals.openedition.org/discours/9856
  • Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Nadig, A. S. (2017). Verbal fluency in bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 7, 460-475. doi: 10.1075/lab.15023.gon
  • Bani Hani, H., Gonzalez-Barrero, A. M., & Nadig, A. S. (2013). Children’s referential understanding of novel words and parent labeling behaviors: Similarities across children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Child Language, 40, 971-1002. doi: 10.1017/S0305000912000426