Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Addressing individual differences in language learning: contribution of statistical learning, social cognition, and prediction
Language, shaping how we communicate, is an essential skill acquired early in typical development. Yet, striking heterogeneity in the developmental trajectories of language and reading skills have been reported, especially in the clinical populations. My research capitalizes on the adaptive language system to identify the origins of the individual differences in language development and learning. In this talk, I will present three projects in both neurotypical population and individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and dyslexia. These studies illuminate important cognitive domains and neurobiological correlates for individuals’ short-term and long-term language performance.