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Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Research and Professional Interests
Professor Hengst teaches courses in adult-onset cognitive-linguistic communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and normal processes of language-use and development across the lifespan. Her research interests include:
- Situated studies of discourse practices, especially focusing on individuals with aphasia and their routine communication partners.
- Socio-historic and practice theories that integrate communication, learning, and development within a unified framework.