Our research aims to better understand communication sciences and communication disorders. We work in a number of labs on MSU's campus and typically focus our research on speech and language processes as well as communication rehabilitation, among others. Our goal is to translate the knowledge we learn through research in practical, clinical breakthroughs.
Courtney Venker, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders, recently launched research focusing on how patterns of non-social attention may affect language development in young children with autism.Read more
Eric Hunter currently serves as the Associate Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders as well as the Director of the Trifecta Initiative (a joint research initiative of the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, and the College of Com Art & Science). Dr. Hunter came to MSU from the National Center for Voice and Speech, where he served as Deputy Executive Director for six years.
Cao’s research interests include developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational neuroscience, neural basis of language development and disorders, cross-language differences in reading development and disorders, and neural basis of second language learning in children and adults.