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Matthew E. Foster

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Health Science Center
United States of America

Matthew E. Foster

Biography

Dr. Matthew E. Foster has graduated from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, during the period of 2014. He has received Postdoctoral Fellowship from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, during the period of 2014-2016. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in University of Texas Medical School.

Research Interest

Dr. Foster specializes in the acquisition and measurement of language, literacy, and mathematics skills; learning and developmental disabilities; school-based interventions; and program evaluation and statistics. Dr. Foster’s research focusses on mathematical development, evaluation of prevention and intervention programs for children at risk for academic failure, construction of measures of school readiness skills, and application of advanced statistics to educational research. With support from the A. R. Tony and Maria J. Sanchez Family Foundation, Dr. Foster directs a Tier II intervention in mathematics for students in first through third grade enrolled in Houston ISD, charter schools, and private schools. During the summer, the Mathematics Outreach Program provides summer camps with an academic curriculum stressing foundational mathematical skills.

Publications

  • Matthew E. Foster, Jason L. Anthony, Doug H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Jeffrey M. Williams. Improving Mathematics Learning of Kindergarten Students Through Computer-Assisted Instruction. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education [Internet]. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; 2016;47(3):206.

  • Foster ME, Anthony JL, Clements DH, Sarama JH. Processes in the development of mathematics in kindergarten children from Title 1 schools. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology [Internet]. Elsevier BV; 2015 Dec;140:56–73.

  • Foster ME, Sevcik RA, Romski M, Morris RD. Effects of phonological awareness and naming speed on mathematics skills in children with mild intellectual disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation [Internet]. Informa UK Limited; 2014 Feb 24;18(5):304–16.

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