Sam Jones

PhD student

Research Overview

My research interest is in developmental language disorder (DLD). Children with DLD show severe language deficits in the absence of frank neurological damage, acquired epileptic aphasia, autism-like behavior, sensory-neural hearing loss, and genetic conditions such as Down syndrome or cerebral palsy. My doctoral research uses meta-analytical, connectionist, and corpus-based methods to examine how lexical acquisition and processing differ in typically and atypically developing children, with the broad aim of informing approaches to assessment and intervention.