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Diane Pesco joined the Department of Education at Concordia University (Child Studies Programs) in July 2008. Her research focuses on the conversational and narrative skills of children of diverse ability and from varied linguistic and cultural backgrounds. She is also interested in the role of socialization and instruction in the strengthening of such skills and in novel tools for their assessment.
Pesco has taught courses on language development, interventions designed for children with delays or difficulties acquiring language, and child development.She has also worked as a speech-language consultant in Montreal and nearby communities, working directly with children and collaborating with teachers and caregivers in supporting children’s oral language and early literacy.