My name is Ellen Searle (she/her/her) and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development. My advisor is Dr. Ryan Bowles. My research interests are in the areas of assessment of children with speech/language disabilities, and in the home literacy environment of children with and without disabilities. As a member of the ELLI lab, I have had the opportunity to assist with data management and writing codebooks. I am currently exploring the issue of measurement of the home literacy environment and how it differs between children with and without speech/language disabilities. In the future, I would like to examine aspects of the home literacy environment that may be predictive of certain early literacy skills, such as phonological awareness.