Month: November 2018

Letty Naigles receives a new R01 grant from NIH

DEV faculty member and program director Letty Naigles was awarded a new 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Her grant is titled “Early Predictors to School Age Language: Individual and Interactional Child and Parent Factors”. Congratulations Letty!

DEV graduate students awarded 2018-2019 fellowships

Amanda Mankovich and Shireena McGee were awarded year-long traineeships in the Science of Learning and Art of Communication. These traineeships are part of a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship grant awarded to an inter-disciplinary group of UConn researchers (PI: Jim Magnuson).


Emily Yearling was awarded an IBRAiN fellowship from the CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences for academic year 2018-2019

Congratulations Amanda, Emily and Shireena!

Meaghan Perdue and Vivi Tecoulesco successfully defend Master’s theses

Congratulations to DEV graduate students Meaghan Perdue and Vivi Tecoulesco on their successful MA defenses this Fall.

Meaghan’s thesis was titled: “Associations Between Cortical Structure and Reading Skills in Beginning Readers “

Vivi’s thesis was titled: “Auditory Brainstem Response and Language in Typically Developing Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”