Research and Teaching Area

Teaching Area: Language development and disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and research methods. Courses taught include

COMD 242
(Intro to Communication Disorder)
COMD 307
(Speech/Language Development)
COMD 352
(Child Language/Phonological Disorders)
COMD 500
(Research in Speech Communication)
COMD 564
(Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders)
 COMD 577
(Seminar in Child Language Disorders)


Research Area:

How to help nonverbal children with autism to develop verbal communication skills.
What is the role of language in understanding people’s perspective (theory of mind).
How to empower parents who have children with autism.
How to increase the early detection of autism risk in young children.