9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Location: GR 4.428
"Evidence for Common Cognitive Underpinnings of Language and Motor Disorders in Children with Specific Language Impairment", Lisa Goffman, PhD.
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series 2015-2016
Exploring Behavior and the Brain Colloquium with Lisa Goffman, PhD., Purdue University.
Dr. Goffman: The major objective of my research program is to provide an empirical foundation for understanding developmental speech and language disorders, one that incorporates findings about shared language and motor substrates. To this end, in my laboratory we use a combination of approaches from psychology, linguistics and motor control. We record physiological signals (e.g., movement, muscle activity) while children produce words or sentences or engage in manual motor activity, such as the production of gestures and sequences. These physiological measures are integrated with behavioral analyses. The goal is to develop a theoretical account of developmental language disorders that integrates motor and cognitive components and to apply findings to intervention practices.