Exciting news for Vivi for selected as a winner for the prestigious Isabelle Y. Liberman award. Congratulations! More information about the award can be found here.
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Congratulations Vivi on getting two papers accepted!
Tecoulesco, Skoe, & Naigles (in press). Phonetic discrimination mediates the relationship between auditory brainstem neural stability and syntactic performance. Brain and Language.
Tecoulesco, Fein, & Naigles (in press). What categorical induction variability reveals about typical and atypical development. Journal of Child Language.
Unprecedented times call for unique circumstances and despite not being together for the annual end-of-year lab party, our lab decided to celebrate virtually! We all shared yogurt covered pretzels and Letty read the ritual reading. Congratulations to the seniors- Tess, Megan, Jinman, Jenna, Anneliese, and Kourtney for graduating!!
Tess will be getting a master’s in Speech Pathology to be a speech language pathologist, starting January 2021.
Megan plans on obtaining her MSW degree from UConn Hartford beginning in the fall.
Jinman will be enrolling in a graduate program at the University College London.
Jenna will be attending Teachers College at Columbia University for her masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a bilingual extension program.
Anneliese will be starting medical school at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine in the fall.
Kourtney is going to pursue a masters in education, specialty in special education teaching and secondary mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in the fall.
Kacie Wittke from the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences presenting a paper at the 2019 American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) conference, in collaboration with Letty and collogues from Texas Tech University.
Members of our lab talked to first and second year students about our research and the kind of work we do in the lab at the annual Research Connections event. We received tons of great questions and eagerness from students!
Vivi talking to a group of students interested in her work around auditory brain stem responses.
Members from the lab got together at Letty’s house for a night of good food and conversation. Also worth noting, Anneliese who wasn’t able to attend but still managed to make into the group photo!
Dr. Naigles had the pleasure of traveling to China in July as the invited keynote speaker for the Workshop on Language & Autism at Peking University, Beijing, China. While in China, Letty also gave a colloquium for the School of Foreign Languages at Central South University, Changsha, China.
Child from one of Letty’s colleagues in China sporting the UConn KIDS t-shirt!
Developmental faculty member and program director Letty Naigles was recently featured in UConn Today for her work on parental influence on language acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The article highlights her recent grant from NIDCD, which will support research on language usage in school age children with ASD. Woo-hoo! A link to the article can be found here.
Developmental faculty member and program director Letty Naigles was awarded a new 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Her grant is titled “Early Predictors to School Age Language: Individual and Interactional Child and Parent Factors”. Congratulations Letty!