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.
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1116 8th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112United States
Education / Degrees:
- Ph.D., M.A.: University of Connecticut
- B.A.: Grinnell College
- PSY 113 Introduction to Psychology with Lab
- PSY 233 Developmental Psychology
- PSY 332 Advanced Developmental Psychology
- PSY 355 Psychology of Language
- PSY 495 Senior Seminar
- PSY 295 Special Topic: Language Development
- PSY 295 Special Topic: Cross-Cultural Psychology
- PSY 395 Advanced Special Topic: Atypical Development
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