Dilara Deniz Can, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Deniz Can is a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Patricia Kuhl’s lab. Dr. Deniz Can obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She recently earned a PhD in School Psychology at the University of Delaware (UD), College of Education and Human Development, working with Dr. Marika Ginsburg-Block, and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff. She also holds a master of arts (M.A.), and an educational specialist degree (EdS) from UD. Prior to joining Dr. Kuhl’s lab, she completed an internship within Bellevue School District, WA, where she worked with children, ages 3-to-17, conducting assessment, counseling, consultation, and intervention. Her dissertation work and research interests include studying psycho-bio-social predictors of language and literacy development of at-risk young children from diverse backgrounds. At I-LABS, she is currently continuing work with at-risk youth on a project examining the links between children’s brain development, environment, and behavior.


Deniz Can, D. & Ginsburg-Block, M. (in press). Peer tutoring strategies and their impact on child achievement. In J. A. Hattie & E. M. Anderman (Eds.). The International Handbook of Student Achievement. Oxford, UK: Routledge Publishers.

Deniz Can, D., Ginsburg-Block, M., Golinkoff, M., & Hirsch-Pasek (under revision). A long-term predictive validity study: Can the CDI Short Form be used to predict language and early literacy skills 4 years later? Journal of Child Language.

Deniz Can., D. & Ginsburg-Block, M. (manuscript in preparation). Understanding parent educational involvement and child language development in Head Start: Does parenting stress matter? To be submitted to “Early Education and Development.”


Phone Number: 
(206) 221-6415