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Kathryn Arehart

Professor
SLHS
Dr. Arehart’s primary area of expertise in both teaching and research is audiology and hearing science. She is head of the Hearing Research Laboratory . The laboratory’s research focuses on understanding auditory perception and the impact hearing loss has on listening in complex auditory environments. Of particluar interest is complex-tone pitch perception and the role it plays in the perception of competing talkers. The lab also aims to improve outcomes...
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Christine Brennan

Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Brennan is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and speech-language pathologist interested in investigating the brain systems supporting language development and speech processing. Her work bridges communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, and educational neuroscience with applications to basic and applied research in the fields of speech-language pathology and education. Dr. Brennan is the director of the ANCAR Lab (Applied Neuroscience for Communication and Reading) at the University of Colorado Boulder...
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Pui Fong Kan

Associate Professor
SLHS
Dr. Kan’s general research interests involve child language learning, language disorders, and bilingualism. Her current research focuses on cognitive and language processing in monolingual and bilingual children. Specifically, she examines the roles of language experience and cognitive processing ability in language learning. In her research projects she works extensively with children who speak a minority language at home from birth and start to learn English as a second language in...
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Christina Meyers-Denman

Assistant Professor
SLHS
Dr. Meyers-Denman’s areas of teaching and research expertise are in child language development, disorders, and intervention. She joined the CU-Boulder faculty as an assistant professor in 2015 after earning an M.S. and Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona and working clinically in California and Arizona. Dr. Meyers-Denman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in SLHS, including Language Development and Communication Challenges in Children Birth to...
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Gail Ramsberger

Associate Professor • Associate Chair
SLHS
Dr. Ramsberger specializes in adult neurogenic disorders of communication. Her research focuses on understanding how linguistic, cognitive, social, environmental and emotional factors contribute to communicative success in persons with brain damage and then using this knowledge to develop new rehabilitation methods for persons with acquired neurologically-based language and cognitive disorders. She is holds board certification in adult disorders from the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), as well...
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Brenda Schick

Professor • Chair
SLHS
Dr. Schick studies the development of signed and spoken languages as well as its relationship to cognition in deaf children. Her recent work has focused on the development of a Theory of Mind in deaf children and how it relates to language skills. Her work, with colleagues, shows that complex language skills are essential for the development of skills in social cogntiion. Currently, with colleagues from the University of Washington,...
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Anu Sharma

Professor
SLHS
Professor Sharma’s research focuses on the impact of hearing loss on the brain. She is currently examining the effects of auditory deprivation (ranging from mild-moderate hearing loss to profound deafness) on development and re-organization of the central auditory pathways, and on cross-modal compensatory plasticity from visual and somatosensory modalities. Dr. Sharma is also interested in the effects of intervention with hearing aids and cochlear implants on cortical plasticity and behavioral...