Showcase of Student Work

Our faculty-led research labs provide opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a variety of projects. Students then have opportunity to present on their research at a variety of state, regional, and national conferences.

Language and Neuroimaging Lab

The Language and Neuroimaging Lab, led by Dr. Aneta Kielar, explores the neural correlates of language processing. Two recent student presentations from her lab:

L4 Lab: Language, Learning, Literacy, Lexicon

The L4 Lab, led by Dr. Mary Alt, is centered on answering the question of how people learn words and the concepts associated with those words. One recent student presentation:

Aphasia Research Project

The Aphasia Research Project, led by Dr. Pelagie Beeson, is devoted to the study of aphasia and related disorders. One recent student presentation:

Developmental Language Disorders Course Deliverables

It can be difficult finding up-to-date accurate information on  how to best help children with communication difficulties associated with a syndrome or condition. To help you, our graduate students in the Master of Science program have developed and curated handouts on different conditions or syndromes that may affect language and communication skills in the birth through 5 population. These informational handouts can be used as educational materials and references for parents and other professionals in the community.

Congenital/Developmental: these occur prenatally, at birth, or within the first years of life, result in the interruption of typical childhood development, and do not have a known cause.

Acquired/Environmental: these result from factors originating outside of the child’s body that change the course of his/her development. These factors may be within the womb or in the child’s surrounding environment.

Genetic Conditions: these are caused by changes in a child’s DNA. These changes occur before birth and typically affect the child through the course of his/her development.