Researchers, clinicians, and students in the Saffran Center work together to investigate the relationships among language and short-term memory impairments associated with aphasia.
In addition to basic science research, this group is currently developing novel treatments that promote language maintenance in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).
This lab aims to optimize the developmental potential of all d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children by understanding the links between language access, language proficiency and outcomes in other domains.
HABLA Lab researches how bilingual individuals organize and access their two language systems in order to better understand the nature of language breakdowns associated to language impairment.
Researchers seek to understand and improve language and academic outcomes for children who are at-risk as a result of learning environment and/or communication disorder status.
Research in the SLAB lab focuses on speech and language comprehension and production across the lifespan, both in unimpaired individuals and in various populations with developmental or acquired speech and/or language disorders.
This lab aims to improve speech communication ability in older adults by exploring hearing loss, cognitive difficulty and speech perception.
The Vocal Development Lab focuses on understanding the development of voice and speech in children with and without voice disorders, with the ultimate goal of making voice therapy for children more effective and efficient.