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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Building

358 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

313 Communication Disorders Building


I conduct research on individuals with neurodevelopmental and acquired neurologic communication disorders to better understand the underlying motor programming, motor planning, and motor execution mechanisms affecting speech, voice, and prosody. A main focus of my work has been to develop and utilize operational metrics to better quantify speech, voice, and prosodic abilities and speech atypicalities in both children and adults, including children with autism spectrum disorder. I am a co-investigator and co-author of the Language Neutral Assessment of Motor Speech (LAMS) protocol developed to identify motor speech and phonologic abilities of very young and hard-to-test children with neurodevelopmental syndromes. Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education, I have developed a graduate training program for master's and doctoral students to study and deliver evidence-based interventions to children with multiple and complex communicative disabilities, such as autism, using telemedicine/telepractice service delivery models.

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Project iPREP website