Dr. Hila Gendler-Shalev
Dr. Hila Gendler-Shalev
Hila's doctoral thesis explored early lexical development characteristics of typically developing Hebrew-speaking toddlers. Her study was based on a large national sample, forming early lexical development norms in Hebrew. Currently, she is a fellow researcher supervised by Dr. Rama Novogrodsky. Her studies explore early vocabulary acquisition of deaf children who sign and speak (bilingual bimodal children) early vocabulary characteristics of toddlers with atypical language acquisition, and the effects of social distancing (due to Covid-19) on early lexical development and child well-being. https://www.firstwords.co.il/
Gendler-Shalev, H. & Dromi E., (under review). The Hebrew Web Communicative Development Inventory (MB-CDI): Lexical Development Growth Curves. Journal of Child Language.
Gendler-Shalev, H., Ben-David, A., & Novogrodsky, R., (under review). The effect of phonological complexity on word order acquisition in early childhood. First Language.
Gendler-Shalev, H., & Dromi, E. (2020). The Hebrew Web MB-CDI-WG Norms: Lexical Development of Hebrew-speaking Toddlers. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/VU2NA
Gendler Shalev, H., Virginia A. Marchman, and Dromi, E. (2020, July 6-9). Prediction of Lexical Growth During the Second Year of Life: A short-term follow-up study of TD and LT Hebrew-speaking toddlers. Presented at vICIS: International Congress of Infant Studies, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Gendler Shalev, H. and Dromi, E. (2020, July 6-9). Word Comprehension, Word Production and Gesture Use in the Second Year of Life. Presented at vICIS: International Congress of Infant Studies, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Gendler Shalev, H. and Dromi, E. (2019, March 21-23). Stability of Hebrew CDI Ranks: Short-Term Longitudinal Lexical Development of Hebrew-Speaking Toddlers. Presented at SRCD: Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Gendler Shalev, H. and Dromi, E. (2019, March 21-23). Receptive Vocabulary and Gesture Use by Hebrew Speaking Late Talkers. Presented at SRCD: Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Gendler Shalev, H. and Dromi, E. (2019, February 5-6). Late Talking Hebrew Speaking Toddlers’ Receptive Vocabulary and Gesture Use. Presented at EUCLDIS: European Group on Child Language Disorders, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Grants and Awards
2019-2022 The MacArthur-Bates CDI Advisory Board, Stanford University. Grant for Hebrew MB-CDI data collection via Web-CDI.
2019 SRCD Graduate Student Travel Award.
2017 Lancaster University, Department of Psychology. Grant for travel and collaborated preparation of Marie Curie fellowship application.
2016 Personal scholarship of excellence from the Herbert and Sharon Glaser Family Foundation, through Doron and Tami Kochavi
2015-2016 Excellence scholarship from Tel Aviv University, School of Education