- SLHS 512 – Evaluation Process in Speech-Language Pathology
- SLHS 552 – Developmental Language Disorder – School Age
Elena Plante conducts research primarily in the area of developmental language disorders. Her work concerns the accurate identification of adults and children with this condition, improvement of learning by these individuals, and understanding the neurobiological substraits of the disorder. She is a co-author on several standardized tests for children with language disorders including the Pediatric Test of Brain Injury, the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills, and the Shirts and Shoes Test. Her lab is actively engaged in treatment research to improve grammatical morpheme skills in preschool children with specific language impairment. She has been conducting neuroimaging research for over 20 years and she primarily uses fMRI as a tool for revealing recruitment of cognitive systems for language processing. Her work has been funded by grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the National Institute on Aging and the Institute for Educational Science. Dr. Plante has numerous ongoing collaborations with researchers nationally and abroad. You can learn more on the Plante Lab website.