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Elizabeth Walker, Ph.D., ccc-a/sp. is a researcher with the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss research study at the University of Iowa. Her primary research interests are in lexical and vocal development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, with particular interests in how word learning and infant babbling can be used to track speech and language progress in young children with cochlear implants. Previously, she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and speech and hearing science from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in communication disorders from the University of Minnesota. Beth collaborates with the SLP lab on projects involving children with cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.
Emily Elliott, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University in the Cognitive/Developmental area and serves as the director of the Working Memory Lab. Her research focus includes the areas of short-term memory and working memory, along with the interaction of attention with memory performance. Emily collaborates with the SLP lab examing the role of talker-specific information on the irrelevant sound effect.
Neila Donovan, Ph.D., ccc-sp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Louisiana State University. There shes serves as the director of the Communication Outcomes Research Lab where they work to advance rehabilitation science in two areas: 1) translation of evidence-based treatments into practical treatments clinicians can use and 2) development of treatment outcome measurements that are efficient and precise. Neila collaborates with the SLP lab to improve measurements of deaf and hard-of-hearing children's spoken language perception and processing.
J. Bruce Tomblin, Ph.D., ccc-sp is a D.C. Spriestersbach Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the Univeristy of Iowa. There he serves as the Director of the Child Language Research Center and the Iowa Pediatric Cochlear Implant Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology. His general research interest is with developmental language impairment and he poses a number of research questions focusing on this interest by employing children with specific language impairment, children with hearing loss, and family members of children with either specific language impairment. Bruce collaborates and consults with the SLP lab on projects involving children with cochlear implants.
Alicia Brigianti, M.A. is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University. After growing up in Louisiana and receiving her bachelor's degree at LSU, she moved to Austin, TX where she earned her M.A. in psychology at the University of Texas under the direction of Dr. Leslie Cohen. She then returned to LSU to finish pursuing her doctorate degree, and works in Dr. Emily Elliott's Working Memory Lab. Alicia's reserach interests include examining the role of attention in the irrelevant speech effect, and more recently, she became interested in examining how time of day preferences affect performance in cognitive tasks in both children and adults. Alicia collaborates with the SLP lab examing the role of talker-specific information on the irrelevant sound effect.
Kaylah Lalonde is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. After growing up in Louisiana and receiving her bachelor's degree at LSU, she moved to Bloomington, IN where she is currently completing her Ph.D. under the direction of Drs. Larry Humes and Rachael Holt. Kaylah's reserach interests focus on various aspects of developmental speech perception. Kaylah collaborates with the SLP lab on projects involving children diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder ((C)APD).