My long-term research aim is to identify efficient and effective language interventions for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, including children with primary language impairment, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, or autism spectrum disorder. I have built a research program focused on developing new child language intervention techniques, better understanding the language profiles of children and adolescents with differing neurodevelopmental disorders, and measuring intervention outcomes of individuals with different language and cognitive profiles.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Speech-Lanuage-Hearing, University of Kansas, 1997 -
  • M.A.: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Minnesota, 1999 -
  • Ph.D.: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas, 2007 -
  • Post-Doc: Developmental Disabilities, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007-09 -


  • Child Language
  • Language Intervention
  • Developmental Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome
  • Developmental Language Disorder/Specific Language Impairment/Primary Language Disorder