Speech Development Lab
Is Moving to 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 two grants from the National Institute on Deafness
and Other Communication Disorders.
The Ontogeny of Segmental Speech Organization ( OSSO)
Early Development of Children with Hearing Loss ( EDCHL)
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.
Effects of spectral smearing on sentence recognition by
adults and children pdf
Nittrouer, S. (2014). Beyond Early Intervention:
Supporting Deaf Children Through Elementary School.
Unveiling the Source of Language Delay for Children
with Hearing Aids pdf
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