Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D.

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Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D.Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D., is nationally recognized for her work in the field of family and early literacy. In addition to creating the Adult/Child Interactive Reading Inventory (ACIRI) tool, she has designed programs and acted as a consultant across the country. She has developed the Early Literacy Skills Assessment, a comprehensive, reliable, and valid tool in the form of a children’s storybook that measures phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, comprehension, and concepts about print.

Dr. DeBruin-Parecki has expertise in emergent literacy, particularly in the area of early comprehension development, literacy within at-risk and minority populations, the motivation of at-risk populations, and assessment. She was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Guatemala. Her work related to literacy development in young children and families has been published and presented at national, regional, and state conferences. She currently is Graduate Program Director/Associate Professor of Early Childhood, Old Dominion University.