As a licensed speech- and language pathologist with a background in cognitive science I’m fascinated by the interplay between language and cognition. I’m particularly interested in how language and communication develops in children, and how it interacts with the development of perception and attention.
My research focuses on early development of neuropsychiatric conditions, such as autism, ADHD and language disorder. What children attends affects how they perceive the world and what they learn. Early differences in attention may therefore be a clue to understand diversity in the development of language and cognition, especially in neuropsychiatric conditions.