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Laura Segebart DeThorne, Ph.D.

Laura Segebart DeThorne

Associate Professor

Department of Speech and Hearing Science
College of Applied Health Sciences
Phone:(217) 333-2230
Fax:(217) 244-2235

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Neuroscience Program
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Research: Child Language and Literacy Laboratory


Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Research and Professional Interests

Teaching interests include child language development, childhood communication disabilities, and behavioral genetics. Populations of particular interest include developmental apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, and late-talking toddlers. Dr. DeThorne's research focuses on why some children find learning to communicate so much more difficult than other children. In addition, she studies how factors that contribute to differences in speech-language development overlap with causal factors responsible for differences in learning to read. Visit Child Language and Literacy Lab site.

See curriculum vitae for information about awards, academic and professional honors, publications, and professional associations and certifications.

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