Jessica Hall earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her MA in Linguistics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Hall's primary area of research is on how children learn grammar. She uses artificial languages and online methodologies to study the process of grammar learning in typical learners and in individuals with developmental language disorder. She is interested in applying theories of learning to clinical treatment of language disorder, particularly for grammatical deficits. Her current position as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Elena Plante's lab and her dissertation work have been funded by fellowships from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.