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Mollie Romano

Research Associate, Instructor

Mollie is a research associate with the Communication in Early Childhood Research and Practice Center in the College of Communication and Information. She oversees the Florida Department of Education SLP Tuition Support Program and engages in research and teaching in embedded interventions for infants and toddlers in home and community settings. She has a particular interest in supporting the communication needs of children at risk for language delays and those with severe disabilities.


  • Florida State University, B.A., 2004 English Literature and International Affairs
  • Florida State University, M.S., 2009 Communication Science and Disorders
  • Florida State University, Ph.D., 2012 Communication Science and Disorders

Research Interests

Embedded interventions for infants and toddlers, coaching caregivers and professional development for providers, early communication development

Teaching Interests

Normal communication development, Family-centered services, Intervention for infants and toddlers

Publications & Research

Friedman, M., & Woods, J. (2015). Coaching Early Head Start teachers to support child communication across daily classroom routines. Infants and Young Children, 28, 308-322. Friedman, M., Woods, J., Salisbury, C. (2012). Caregiver coaching strategies for early intervention providers: Moving towards operational definitions.Infants and Young Children,  25, 62-82. Woods, J., Wilcox. J., Friedman, M., & Murch, T. (2011). Collaborative consultation in natural environments: Strategies to enhance family-centered supports and services. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Services Schools.