Collegiate Affiliation

My long-term research aim is to identify efficient and effective language interventions for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental conditions, including children with developmental language disorder (DLD), Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, or autism. I have built a research program focused on developing effective child language intervention approaches, better understanding the language profiles of children and adolescents with differing neurodevelopmental conditions, 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: Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Autism
  • Developmental Language Disorder