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.
Education and Degrees
- Ph.D., M.A.: University of Connecticut
- B.A.: Grinnell College