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Emma Kelty-Stephen

Assistant Professor


My research focus is children's language acquisition. Some of the questions I am interested in include: How do children come to understand the link between a sound and its meaning in the world?  What are the environmental and linguistic factors that contribute to a child's language ability?  What happens when those factors are atypical?  In order to address these questions, I work with typically-developing children and children with autism. I have experience designing experiments and in statistical modeling of a large dataset.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-9523


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On-Campus Address: 

Science 1608
1116 8th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

  • Ph.D., M.A.: University of Connecticut
  • B.A.: Grinnell College

Courses Taught: 

  • Introduction to Psychology with Lab 
  • Psychology of Language
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Special topic: Atypical Development 
  • Special topic: Language Development

Primary Academic Interest: 

Developmental Psychology
Language Development

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