We have received NIH funding
to continue EDCHL testing
at the University of Florida!
Susan Nittrouer is currently the chair of the Speech Language
and Hearing Sciences department at the University of Florida.
She directs one grant from the National Institute on Deafness
and Other Communication Disorders, Spoken Language in Adolescents with Hearing Loss (formerly known as EDCHL, Early Development of Children with Hearing Loss.)
She also directed the Ontogeny of Segmental Speech Organization ( OSSO) grant.
Her research interests focus on:
How children acquire the abilities to recognize the
phonetic-level structure of their native language and
to produce speech with the gestural organization
typical of their native language;
What role the ability to recognize that structure
plays in language processing;
What conditions of childhood support the
ontogeny of these skills;
Precisely how perceptual processing of the speech
signal is affected by deleterious conditions such as
poverty, frequent otitis media with effusion, and
sensorineural hearing loss.
Spectral Modulation Depth Detection Predicts Spoken Language Abilities of Adolescents with Normal Hearing and Cochlear Implants. pdf
Florida Psycholinguistics Meeting 2017
Comparing Literacy Skills in Children with Cochlear Implants to Children with Dyslexia. pdf
Effects of Audio-Visual Presentation on Verbal Working Memory. pdf
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Dr. Nittrouer was honored to speak at the University of Florida doctoral commencement on December 15, 2017.