PUBLISHED WORK

Peer Reviewed Publications

Pickren, S.E., Stacy, M., Del Tufo, S.N., Spencer, M., & Cutting, L.E. (accepted). The contributions of text characteristics to reading comprehension: Investigating the influence of text emotionality. Reading Research Quarterly. DOI:10.1002/rrq.431

Earle, F.S., & Del Tufo, S.N., (2021). Literacy-supporting skills in college students with specific-reading comprehension deficit and developmental language disorder. Annals of Dyslexia. DOI:10.1007/s11881-020-00211-z. PDF

Saha, N., Cutting, L.E., Del Tufo, S.N., & Bailey, S.K. (2021). Initial validation of a measure of decoding difficulty as a unique predictor of miscues and passage reading fluency. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 34(2), 497-527. DOI:10.1007/s11145-020-10073-x. PDF

Nguyen, T.Q., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2020). Readers recruit executive function to self correct miscues during oral reading fluency. Scientific Studies of Reading, 24(6), 462-483. DOI:10.1080/10888438.2020.1720025. PDF

Wang, K., Banich, M.T., Reineberg, A.E., Leopold, D.R., Willcutt, E.G.., Cutting, L.E., Del Tufo, S.N., Thompson, L.A., Opfer, J. Kanayet, F.J., Lu, Z-L., & Petrill, S.A. (2020). Left posterior and inferior prefrontal contributions to domain-general executive processes needed for both reading and math in late adolescents.  Journal of Neuropsychology, 14, 467-495. DOI:10.1111/jnp.12201. PDF

Earle, F.S., Del Tufo, S.N., Evans, T.M., Lum, J.A.G., Cutting, L.E., & Ullman, M.T. (2020). Domain-general learning and memory substrates of reading acquisition. Mind, Brain, and Education, 14(2), 176-186. DOI:10.1111/mbe.12234. PDF

Del Tufo, S.N. & Earle, F.S. (2020). Skill profiles of college students with a history of developmental language disorder and developmental dyslexia. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 53(3), 228 – 240. DOI:10.1177/0022219420904348. PDF

Del Tufo, S.N., Earle, F.S., & Cutting, L.E. (2019). The impact of expressive language development on the left inferior longitudinal fasciculus on listening and reading comprehension. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Special Issue on White Matter and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 11(13) DOI:10.1186/s11689-019-9296-7. PDF

Aboud, K.S., Bailey, S.K., Del Tufo S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2019). Fairy Tales versus Facts: Genre matters in the developing brain. Cerebral Cortex, 29(11), 4877-4888. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhz025. PDF

Saha, N., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2019). Learning Lexical Information Depends Upon Task, Learning Approach, and Reader Subtype. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 52(6), 442-255. DOI:10.1177/0022219419862266. PDF

Wang, K., Leopold, D.R., Banich, M.T., Reineberg, A.E., Willcutt, E.G., Cutting, L.E., Del Tufo, S.N., Thompson, L.A., Opfer, J., Kanayet, F.J., Lu, Z-L., & Petrill, S.A. (2019). Characterizing and decomposing the neural correlates of individual reading ability among adolescents with task-based fMRI. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 37, 100647. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100647. PDF

Del Tufo, S.N., Frost, S.J., Hoeft, F., Cutting, L.E., Molfese, P.J., Mason, G.F., Rothman, D.L., Fulbright, R.K., & Pugh, K.R. (2018). Neurochemistry predicts convergence of written and spoken language: A proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of cross-modal language integration. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1507. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01507. PDF

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Winter, R., Murtagh, J., Cyr, A., Chang, P., Halverson, K., Gosh, S.S., Christodoulou, J.A., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2016). Dysfunction of rapid neural adaptation in dyslexia. Neuron, 92, 1383-1397. DOI:10.1016/j.neuron.2016.11.020. PDF

Pugh, K.R., Frost, S.J., Rothman, D.L., Hoeft, F., Del Tufo, S.N., Mason, G.F., Molfese, P.J., Mencl, E., Grigorenko, E., Landi, N., Preston, J.L., Jacobson, L., Seidenberg, M.S., & Fulbright, R.K. (2014). Glutamate and choline levels predict individual differences in reading ability in emergent readers. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(11), 4082-4089. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3907-13.2014. PDF

Christodoulou, J.A., Del Tufo, S.N., Lymberis, J., Saxler, P.K., Ghosh, S.S., Triantafyllou, C., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2014). Brain basis of reading fluency in typical reading and impaired fluency in dyslexia. PLoS One, 9(7), e100552. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100552. PDF

Del Tufo, S.N., & Myers, E.B. (2014). Phonemic restoration in developmental dyslexia. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8(134) 1-11. DOI:10.3389/fnins.2014.00134. PDF

Christodoulou, J.A., Barnard, M., Del Tufo, S.N., Katzir, T., Gabrieli, J.D.E., & Chang, B.S. (2013). Integration of gray matter nodules into functional cortical circuits in periventricular heterotopia. Epilepsy and Behavior, 29(2), 400-406. DOI:10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.08.028. PDF

Christodoulou, J.A., Walker, L.M., Del Tufo, S.N., Katzir, T., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Chang, B.S. (2012). Abnormal structural and functional connectivity in gray matter heterotopia. Epilepsia, 53(6), 1024-1032. DOI:10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03466.x. PDF

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Human voice recognition depends on language ability. Science, 333(6042), 595. DOI:10.1126/science.1207327. PDF

Adams, J.B., & Del Tufo, S.N. (2008). Why well-rounded children excel: Exercise is crucial to cognitive development. The Reporter: Journal of the NJ Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 79(1), 12-14.

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Book Chapters

Del Tufo, S.N., & Pugh, K.R. (2015). Integrating neurobiological findings in search of a neurochemical “signature” of dyslexia. In P. McCardle & C. Connor (Ed.), Reading Intervention: From Research to Practice to Research. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing. PDF

Christodoulou, J.A., Saxler, P.K., & Del Tufo, S.N. (2013). New frontiers in education neuroscience. In A. Holliman (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Educational Psychology. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing. 

Invited Talks

Del Tufo, S.N., & Mouza, C. (2021). Helping Students “Learn How to Learn” Summer Institute on Teaching, Faculty Commons Partners at the University of Delaware.

Demos, A., Del Tufo, S.N., Ning, E. (2020). Intergroup synchronization and adaptation as a function of auditory sensitivity. Center for Language, Music, and Emotion & Poeppel Lab, Max Planck and New York University.

Del Tufo, S.N., Earle, F.S., & Cutting, L.E. (2020). The impact of socioeconomic status and early expressive language development on listening and reading comprehension. The Dyslexia Foundation: Extraordinary Brain Symposium (rescheduled).

Earle, F.S., Ullman, M., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2018). Procedural and declarative memory as related to reading development. Statistical Learning Workshop, Haskins Laboratories.

Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2017). The effect of familial risk of reading disability on white matter development is mediated through socioeconomic status. Communication Sciences and Disorders Symposium, University of Delaware.

Published Conference Proceedings & Presentations

Del Tufo, S.N., Earle, F.S., & Cutting, L.E. (accepted). Early expressive language and the left inferior longitudinal fasciculus predict comprehension. Poster to be presented at the virtual meeting for the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL).

Turski, T., & Del Tufo, S.N. (2021). Relational Uncertainty: Do parents’ perceptions of their adopted children’s academic success change over time? Poster presented at the 2021 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Shen, Y., & Del Tufo, S.N. (2021). Bilingual parent-child shared book reading mediates the impact of socioeconomic status on children’s emergent literacy. Poster presented at the 2021 Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development.

Shen, Y., & Del Tufo, S.N. (2020). Learning a second language: Intrinsic connectivity from shallow to deep orthography. Poster presented at the 12th Annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Philadelphia, PA.

Aboud, K.S., Nguyen, T.Q., Del Tufo, S.N., Chang, K., Zald, D.H., Key, A.F., Landman, B.A., & Cutting, L.E. (2020). Cortical tracking of rapid meaning processes during language comprehension. Poster presented at the 12th Annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Philadelphia, PA.

Aboud, K.S., Bailey, S.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Barquero, L.A., & Cutting, L.E. (2019). Fairy tales versus facts: Genre matters to the developing brain. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Learning Disabilities Research Centers, Tallahassee, FL.

Sachs, L.P., Pickren, S.E., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2019). The influence of math anxiety, sex, and reading comprehension on math performance. Poster presented at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, Nashville, TN.

D’Archangel, M.A., Del Tufo, S.N., Barquero, L.A., & Cutting, L.E. (2019). Visuospatial learning in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and reading disability: Navigating a virtual reality water maze. Poster presented at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, Nashville, TN.

Earle, F.S., Del Tufo, S.N., Evans, T.M., Lum, J.A.G., Cutting, L.E., & Ullman, M.T., (2019). Learning to read is tied to domain-general memory systems. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Toronto, CA.

Aboud, K., Bailey, S.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Barquero, L.A., Cutting, L.E. (2019). Fairy tales versus facts: Genre matters to the developing brain. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Toronto, CA.

Del Tufo, S.N. & Cutting, L.E. (2017). Mediating the genetic influence of reading ability: A longitudinal neuroimaging investigation. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Nova Scotia, CA.

Nguyen, T., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2017). Literacy Environments Differentially Influence Brain Structural Covariance. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Baltimore, MD. 

Saha N., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2017) Differential Contributions of Specific Executive Functions to Word- versus Comprehension Level Reading. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Nova Scotia, CA.

Nguyen, T., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2017) Are different types of miscues during oral passage reading related to executive functioning? Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Nova Scotia, CA.

Del Tufo, S.N. & Cutting, L.E. (2017). Investigating the relationship between socioeconomic status, reading ability and white matter: A longitudinal investigation. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, CA.

Nguyen, T., Del Tufo, S.N., & Cutting, L.E. (2017). Phonics instruction mediates the relationship between brain structural development and reading performance. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, CA. 

Del Tufo, S.N. (2016). The Hyperplasticity Theory: A new mechanism for investigating developmental dyslexia. Poster presented at the meeting of The Dyslexia Foundation: Extraordinary Brain Symposium XV, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Del Tufo, S.N., Myers, E.B., Speed, M., & Skoe, E. (2016). Changes in the complex auditory brainstem responses induced by training on a perceptual learning for speech task. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), New York, NY.

Earle, F.S., Del Tufo, S.N., Speed, M., & Myers, E.B. (2016). Phonemic restoration in adults with specific language impairment. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), New York, NY.

Demos, A.P., Del Tufo, S.N., Marsh, K.L., Theodore, R.M., & Chaffin, R. (2015). Intentional and spontaneous interpersonal synchronization in dyslexia. Presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM), Chicago, IL.

Del Tufo, S.N., & Myers, E.B. (2014). Phonemic restoration in developmental dyslexia. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Santa Fe, NM.

Del Tufo, S.N., Noyes, J., Sylvia, R., Montanaro, S., & Theodore, R.M. (2014). Locus of phonological deficits in adults with dyslexia. Poster presented at the meeting of the Acoustic Society of America (ASA), Providence, RI.

Del Tufo, S.N., Frost, S.J., Molfese, P.J., Fulbright, R.K., Rothman, D.L., Mason, G.F., Mencl, E., Landi, N., Hoeft, F., & Pugh, K.R. (2014). Neurochemical basis of reading ability in emergent readers. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Boston, MA.  

Demos, A.P., Del Tufo, S.N., Marsh, K.L., Chaffin, R., & Theodore, R.M. (2014). Spontaneous interpersonal synchronization in dyslexia. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Boston, MA.

Del Tufo, S.N., Mesite, L., & Myers, E.B. (2013). Structural plasticity resulting from phonetic category training. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, CA.

Mesite, L., Del Tufo, S.N., & Myers, E.B. (2013). Neural correlates of intensive non-native phonetic category training. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) San Francisco, CA.

Eddy, M., Grainger, J., Holcomb, P.H., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012). ERP masked pseudohomophone and transposed-letter priming effects in children and adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Minneapolis, MN.

Christodoulou, J.A., Kieffer, M., Bloomfield, A., Del Tufo, S.N., Saxler, P.K., Lymberis, J., Cosman, S., Geiger, G., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012). Time to read: Relationships between rapid naming automaticity, word fluency, and text fluency and reading comprehension. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Montreal, Canada.

Eddy, M., Grainger, J., Holcomb, P.H., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012). Masked orthographic and phonological priming in fMRI. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Chicago, IL.

King-Blackburne, L., Eddy, M., Kalra, P., Yee, D., Del Tufo, S.N., Sinha, P., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2012). Neural correlates of letter reversal in children and adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Chicago, IL.

Del Tufo, S.N., Christodoulou, J.A., Lymberis, J., Saxler, P.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Neural correlates of reading fluency development. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, CA.

Christodoulou, J.A., Del Tufo, S.N., Lymberis, J., Saxler, P.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Neural systems supporting text reading fluency in dyslexia. Poster presented at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, CA.

Eddy, M., Grainger, J., Holcomb, P.H., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). fMRI masked transposed letter repetition suppression and visual word form area localization. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Annapolis, MD.

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., Ghosh, S.S., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Phonetic variability in speech perception and the phonological deficit in dyslexia. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Hong Kong, China.

Christodoulou, J.A., Walker, L.M., Del Tufo, S.N., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Gray matter heterotopia in a brain malformation are functionally connected to overlying cortex. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Neurological Association (ANA), San Diego, CA.

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Dysfunction of rapid cortical plasticity in dyslexia. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Washington, DC.

Christodoulou, J.A., Del Tufo, S.N., Lymberis, J., Saxler, P.K., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2011). Neural correlates of reading fluency in dyslexia and typical reading. Symposium on Automaticity and Fluency. Presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), St. Pete Beach, FL.

Perrachione, T.K., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2010). Voice recognition deficits in dyslexia. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICCS), Beijing, China.

Del Tufo, S.N., Christodoulou, J.A., Lymberis, J., O’Loughlin, P., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Phonological processing via print and pictures: Differentiating neural correlates of fMRI rhyming tasks. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Chicago, IL.

Christodoulou, J.A., O’Loughlin, P., Lymberis, J., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Neural correlates of reading fluency. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Chicago, IL.

Lymberis, J., Christodoulou, J.A., O’Loughlin. P., Del Tufo, S.N., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Neural correlates of rapid automatized naming. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Chicago, IL.

Christodoulou, J.A., Kovelman, I., Norton, E.S., King, L., Del Tufo, S.N., Gaab, N., Triantafyllou, C., Lieberman, D.A., Lymberis, J., O’Loughlin, P., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Wolf, M., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2009). Developmental dissociation between brain regions for phonological awareness. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Boston, MA.

McCormick, S., Del Tufo, S.N., & Lin, O. (2008). Fecal incontinence in working women. Presented at the meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting (ACG), Orlando, FL.