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Lizbeth H. Finestack, PhD, CCC-SLP : Director, Child Language Intervention Lab (CLIL)

Lizbeth H. Finestack, PhD, CCC-SLP

Director, Child Language Intervention Lab (CLIL)

Curriculum Vita

Blog: http://rtalkblog.wordpress.com/

Liza is an associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her research focuses on identifying effective and efficient language interventions for children with significant language impairments, including children with primary language impairment, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder.

Education:

  • Post-doc Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin,
  • PhD, University of Kansas
  • MA, University of Minnesota
  • BA, University of Kansas
Timothy Huang, M.S. CCC-SLP : Research assistant

Timothy Huang, M.S. CCC-SLP

Research assistant

Timothy Huang is a Ph.D. student in speech-language-hearing sciences. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Timothy worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Edina Public Schools and Yinghua Academy, a Chinese-immersion school in northeast Minneapolis. Currently, his research focuses on adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder and their ability to detect conversational implicatures and make pragmatic inferences appropriate to the context. He is originally from Taiwan and, yes, he loves stinky tofu and chicken feet! His outside interests as a half Minnesotan include sipping a medium-roast Caribou coffee, shopping at Target, and renting movies from Redbox.

Katherine Bangert, M.A. CCC-SLP : Project Manager

Katherine Bangert, M.A. CCC-SLP

Project Manager

Katie is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Speech Language Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed speech language pathologist, and received her B.A. and M.A. at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. She worked as an SLP in the Stewartville Community School District for two years before pursuing her Ph.D. Her research focus includes the development of disordered language in populations of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, language intervention among this group of children, and psychophysiological characteristics of persons with language impairment.


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