The CLaS Lab, directed by Dr. Naomi Eichorn, examines interactions between cognitive processes and speech/language functions. We are interested in how aspects of attention, memory, and executive function influence emerging speech and language skills in the developing child. A specific focus of our research is to examine attentional characteristics in children who stutter in order to determine how attentional tendencies relate to temperament and contribute to the onset and persistence of stuttering in young children. Other current studies examine task effects on speech production to explore how manipulations of working memory resources and attentional processes impact speech fluency.
Director: Dr. Naomi Eichorn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (CV)
Research Associate: Kathy Fulmer, M.S.
Chris Constantino (PhD student)
Marissa Cumbers (Graduate Assistant, MA student)
Lauren Pelts (MA student)
Kati Conners (MA student)
Morgan Monteverde (MA student)
Rebecca Mullins (MA student)
Ariel Mathis (Psychology student)