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I am Assistant Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, a Faculty Affiliate of the Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the director of the Brain and Language on the Autism Spectrum Lab at the University of Connecticut. My research focuses on autistic children who use minimal or no spoken language. The goal is to identify individual cognitive and linguistic profiles and characterize the brain mechanisms associated with limited spoken language development. I use naturalistic and flexible methods make research friendlier to autistic children and their families. These methods include remote, in-home psycholinguistic experiments, natural language sample analysis and lightweight, wearable functional near-infrared spectroscopy for brain imaging. Through this research, we can learn how to better support language development and communication for autistic children and their families.


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University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269