Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Member of the Center
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences,
Campus Box 409
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Neeraja Sadagopan received her Ph.D. in speech
science from Purdue University in 2008. Dr. Sadagopan is currently
an assistant professor in the department of Speech, Language,
and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Sadagopan’s primary research interest is speech
motor control in aging. More specifically, her research is
focused on three main areas: 1) Neural plasticity and speech
motor learning in aging, 2) Interactions between top-down
and bottom-up processes that influence speech production in
elderly individuals, and 3) Changes to speech motor control
and learning with neurological disease. Dr. Sadagopan’s
research uses behavioral and physiological measures, including
kinematics and EMG, to study speech production.
Sadagopan, N., and Smith, A. (2008). Developmental Changes
in the Effects of Utterance Length and Complexity on Speech
Movement Variability. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing
Research, 51, 1138-1151.
Sadagopan, N., and Huber, J.E. (2007). Effects of Loudness
Cues on Respiration in Individuals with Parkinson’s
disease. Movement Disorders, 22, 651-659.
Ertmer, D.J., Strong, L.M., and Sadagopan, N. (2003). Beginning
to Communicate after Cochlear Implantation: Oral Language
Development in a Young Child. Journal of Speech, Language,
and Hearing Research, 46, 328-340.