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.
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 277-288. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0096)
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