I am a Research Fellow for the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub, which evaluates the effectiveness of interventions for disadvantaged families with young children. I am based at the University of York, and focus on evaluating language and communication interventions.
Prior to starting my current role I studied for a PhD at the University of York. For my doctoral research, I used novel digital language technology to record naturalistic observations of the home environments of young children and their families. With these data I investigated aspects of the home environment, such as language and parenting, that influence children’s development.
I hold a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BSc in Human Biology from King’s College London.
My research interests include:
d'Apice, K., Latham, R. M., and von Stumm, S. (2019). A naturalistic home observational approach to children’s language, cognition, and behaviour. Developmental Psychology, 55(7), 1414–1427. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000733
d’Apice, K. and von Stumm, S. (2019). The Role of Speech and Literacy Exposure for Cognitive and Language Outcomes in Preschoolers. The Scientific Studies of Reading. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888438.2019.1641505