NIDCD grant to Dr. Pamela Hadley

Dr. Pamela Hadley is a principal investigator on the first cooperative agreement in child language disorders funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The project, which will begin in September, grew from collaborations with scholars at Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University that Dr. Hadley developed during her sabbatical year. It consists of a randomized clinical trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of an 18-month, parent-implemented intensive early language intervention for toddlers with receptive language delays. The hybrid intervention will target vocabulary and grammar sequentially by combining Enhanced Milieu Teaching of Vanderbilt University’s Dr. Ann Kaiser and Northwestern University’s Dr. Megan Roberts with the sentence-focused sequence of treatment targets and toy talk strategies developed by Dr. Hadley and Dr. Matthew Rispoli.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders is the nation’s leading funder of biomedical and behavioral research in communications and related disorders.

Dr. Pamela Hadley