Local/ National / International Conferences

Career count: 29. As first author: 26. Trainees underlined

 

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S.H. (2018, August). Does morphological awareness explain growth in children’s reading comprehension? Presented at the Nova Scotia Developmental Psychology Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., Kieffer, M.J., & Deacon, S.H. (2018, July). Clarifying links to literacy: Does morphological awareness predict gains in children’s word reading skills? Presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Brighton, UK.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S.H. (2018, May). Predicting gains in reading over time: Does morphological awareness provide wide-spread or targeted support of children’s word reading skills? Poster presented at Development 2018: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Brock University, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.

Levesque, K., Lonigan, C.J., & Phillips, B.M. (2017, July). Evaluating individual variability of growth in children’s language and reading skills across the elementary grades. Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., Phillips, B. M., & Lonigan, C. J. (2017, February). Vocabulary and listening comprehension: Is language multidimensional across Prekindergarten to Grade 4? Poster presented at the 25th Pacific Coast Research Conference, Coronado, California, USA.

Phillips, B. P., Harvey, K., Levesque, K., Borovsky, A., & Lonigan, C. J. (2017, February). Young students’ semantic networks: Descriptive findings and impact of an integrated intervention. Poster presented at the 25th Pacific Coast Research Conference, Coronado, California, USA.

Levesque, K. , Kieffer, M. J., & Deacon, S. H. (2016, July). Investigating the relationship between morphological awareness and reading comprehension through longitudinal models. Paper presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Porto, Portugal.

MacKay, E., Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2016, June). The morphological awareness and specific word reading strategies of unexpected poor comprehenders. Poster presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., Kieffer, M. J., & Deacon, S. H. (2016, June). Qualifying the relationship between morphological awareness and reading through longitudinal model. Paper presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., Deacon, S. H., & Kieffer, M. J. (2015, August). Morphological awareness and reading comprehension: Investigating the underlying mechanisms of this relationship through structural equation modeling. Paper presented at the 7th International Summerschool on Literacy Research, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.

Levesque, K., Deacon, S. H., & Kieffer, M. J. (2015, July). Direct and indirect morphological contributions to children’s reading comprehension: Multiple mediation approach. Paper at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Hawaii, USA.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2015, May). Does morphological awareness help children read words? Evidence from longitudinal modelling. Paper presented at the Atlantic Conference on Reading and Language Acquisition, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2014, July). Predicting reading outcomes from children’s morphological awareness: Is “morphologically complex word reading” an important factor? Paper presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2014, May). Is there a ‘bat’ in ‘battery’? Developing readers access meaning from sub-word orthographic patterns. Paper presented at Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2014, April). Is there more ‘ice’ in ‘rice’ than in ‘juice’? Evidence of semantic activation from sub-word orthographic patterns in developing readers. Paper presented at the Nova Scotia Developmental Psychology Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2012, July). Semantics and the base morpheme frequency effect: Children’s sensitivity to the morphological structure of words read in context. Paper presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sudsbury, T., Deacon, S. H., Conrad, N., & Levesque, K. (2012, June). A one-way street? Examining the direction of the relationship between orthographic processing and reading ability. Poster presented at the 73rd annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2012, April). Is there a ‘crow’ in ‘crown’? Evidence for direct and phonologically-mediated connections between orthography and semantics in developing readers. Presented at the Psychology and Neuroscience 38th Annual Graham Goddard In-House Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., DeBodt, E., & Deacon, S. H. (2011, July). Seeing “win” in “winner” vs. “winter”: Influence of morphological frequency variables on children’s word reading. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.

Martin-Chang, S., Levesque, K., & Grumet, R. (2011, July). Is “list” the new four letter word? Cognitive processes in contextual and isolated word reading. Presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.

Arseneau, S., Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2011, May). Understanding the way that children read: The effects of morphological structure on children’s reading accuracy of derived words. Poster presented at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences 35th Annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Deacon, S. H. (2011, April). Reading for meaning: Investigating children’s sensitivity to morphological structure during contextual reading. Presented at the Psychology and Neuroscience 37th Annual Graham Goddard In-House Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Martin-Chang, S. (2010, May). Is unschooling the same as homeschooling? A comparison of structured vs. unstructured homeschooling. Presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Levesque, K., Ladd, M., & Martin-Chang, S. (2009, June). Would a ‘rose’ read in isolation seem as sweet? Investigating the cognitive processing of contextual and isolated-word reading. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Levesque, K., Ladd, M., & Martin-Chang, S. (2009, May). What happens to words read in stories? Processing dissociation in reading. Poster presented at the Concordia University Research Symposium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Martin-Chang, S., Levesque, K., & Kim, M. (2008, July). Remembering the story, forgetting the words: Evidence for different types of cognitive processing during contextual and isolated-word reading. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

Levesque, K., & Baker, R. (2008, May). The relationship between problem-solving, stress, and study behaviours of university students. Paper presented at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences 32nd Annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Baker, R. (2008, March). The effects of problem-solving skills on the study habits of university students. Paper presented at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum & Showcase 2008, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Levesque, K., & Martin-Chang, S. (2007, May). Remembering the story, forgetting the words: Evidence for conceptual processing during reading in context. Poster presented at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences 31st Annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.


Organized Conferences & symposia

 

Symposium Co-Organizer (2018, July). Co-organized with H. Breadmore. New approaches to understanding how (and when) morphological skills influence literacy. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Brighton, UK.

Chair of Symposium (2015, July). Exploring the language-based contributions to reading comprehension: Developmental and cross-linguistic perspectives. Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Hawaii, USA.

Chair of Symposium (2015, May). Exploring factors that shape the development of word reading skills. Atlantic Conference on Reading and Language Acquisition, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Conference Co-Organizer (2015, May). Atlantic Conference on Reading and Language Acquisition. Dalhousie University, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Conference Co-Organizer (2014, April). Nova Scotia Developmental Psychology Conference. Dalhousie University, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Conference Co-Organizer (2009, March). Seventh Annual Bridging the Gap between Teaching and Learning Conference. Concordia University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.