Key Research Interests:
Dr. Spray’s research interests include the neural basis of developmental stuttering that may help diagnose and predict persistent forms of stuttering. He is also interested in the neural basis of language development and disorders. He has published articles and presented posters in the areas of dyslexia, stuttering, and bilingualism.
Hampton Wray, A., & Spray, G. J. (2020). Neural Processes Underlying Nonword Rhyme Differentiate Eventual Stuttering Persistence and Recovery. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(8), 2535-2554.
Cao, F., Wang, Z., Sussman, B. L., Yan, X., Spray, G. J., & Rios, V. (2019). L1 Reading Experience Influences L2 Lexical Learning: Spanish Learning in Chinese Speakers and English Speakers. Neuroscience, 416, 255-267.
Wang, Z., Yan, X., Liu, Y., Spray, G. J., Deng, Y., & Cao, F. (2019). Structural and functional abnormality of the putamen in children with developmental dyslexia. Neuropsychologia, 130, 26-37.
Cao, F., Yan, X., Spray, G. J., Liu, Y., & Deng, Y. (2018). Brain mechanisms underlying Visuo-Orthographic deficits in children with developmental Dyslexia. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 12, 490
Cao, F., Sussman, B. L., Rios, V., Yan, X., Wang, Z., Spray, G. J., & Mack, R. M. (2017). Different mechanisms in learning different second languages: Evidence from English speakers learning Chinese and Spanish. NeuroImage, 148, 284-295
Cao, F., Yan, X., Wang, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Spray, G. J., & Deng, Y. (2017). Neural signatures of phonological deficits in Chinese developmental dyslexia. Neuroimage, 146, 301-311
Previously Taught Courses:
CSD 203: Introduction to Communicative Sciences & Disorders
CSD 213: Anatomy & Physiology of Speech-Hearing Mechanism (Co-Instructor)
CSD 391: Observation & Analysis of Clinical Practice
CSD 463: Intervention/Rehabilitation Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
CSD 491: Special Topics: Neurological Basis for Communication
CSD 491: Special Topics: Stuttering Across the Lifespan
CSD 813: Neuroanatomy & Physiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing
CSD 820: Language Assessment/Intervention: Early Stages (Co-Instructor)
CSD 865: Motor Speech Disorders
CSD 860: Articulation & Phonological Disorders
CSD 883: Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (Clinical Instructor)