Lisa Wisman Weil

Scholar-in-Residence

As a language scientist and speech-language pathologist, Dr. Wisman Weil's research, teaching, and clinical interests focus on child language development and developmental language disorders. She studies grammatical development in children, including those with developmental language disorders.  Dr. Wisman Weil recently completed postdoctoral training focused on the language and literacy abilities of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder, specific language impairment, and dyslexia at the Center for Autism Research Excellence at Boston University and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Child Language, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, and Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.

Dr. Wisman Weil offers undergraduate courses in language acquisition and introduction to communication disorders, as well as graduate coursework in language and literacy disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She aims to teach students to think critically about theory and research to yield best practice in the field of speech-language pathology. 

About

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Since 2015

Education

B.A., Case Western Reserve University
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Publications

Wisman Weil, L. & Middleton, L. (2010). Use of the LENA tool to evaluate the effectiveness of a parent intervention program. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 17, 108-111. doi:10.1044/lle17.3.108

2010

Deevy, P., Wisman Weil, L., Leonard, L., & Goffman, L. (2010). Extending use of the NRT to preschool-age children with and without specific language impairment

2010

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 277-288. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0096)

Lu, C., Qi, Z., Harris, A., Wisman Weil, L., Han, M., Halverson, K., Perrachione, T., Kjelgaard, M., Wexler, K., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Gabrieli, J. (2016)

2016

Shared neuroanatomical substrates of impaired phonological working memory across reading disability and autism. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 169-177. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2015.11.001

Shared neuroanatomical substrates of impaired phonological working memory across reading disability and autism. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 169-177. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2015.11.001

2016

Wisman Weil, L. & Leonard, L. (2017). Case assignment in English-speaking children: A paired priming paradigm. Journal of Child Language, 44(4), 943-967. doi:10.1017/S0305000916000337

2017

Wisman Weil, L. & Schuele, C. M. (2019). Complex syntax interventions for young children with language impairments. EBP Briefs, 13(5), 1-9. Bloomington, MN: NCS Pearson, Inc.

2019

Grants

"Use of the LENA to evaluate the effectiveness of a parent intervention program." American Speech Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Division 1, Starfish Mini-grant. Direct Costs: $3997. Role: PI

2009

Predoctoral Fellowship. National Institutes of Health Training Grant (T32DC000030-19, PI: Laurence B. Leonard).

2009

Awards & Honors

Howard Hughes Fellow, Summer Program in Undergraduate Research, Case Western Reserve University

2000

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, Ohio Speech-Language-and-Hearing Association

2001

First Place in Social Sciences, Senior Capstone Research Fair, Case Western Reserve University

2002

Distinguished Service Award, Case Western Reserve University Housing, Residence and Greek Life

2003

Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, Purdue University Graduate School

2007

New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, ASHFoundation

2011

Weinberg Funds Travel Award, Purdue University, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

2011

Meritorious Poster Submission, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. "Testing the Agreement Tense Omission Model in Children with SLI". Co-authored with Laurence B. Leonard.

2012

Lessons for Success, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2012