Lindsay Butler-Trump

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Office 156
  • Education Ph.D. Linguistics, Cognitive Science, University of Arizona
    Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
    M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State
    M.A. Linguistics, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
    B.A. Spanish, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

I’m currently a postdoctoral research fellow with Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. My research focuses on using optical imaging to understand the neural basis of severe language impairment in the 30% of children with autism spectrum disorders who do not develop language despite access to quality interventions. I’m developing methods and protocols for brain imaging using functional near-infrared spectroscopy during single word production and comprehension tasks with minimally verbal adolescents with ASD. My goal is to understand the brain basis of severe language impairment in individuals with ASD in order to predict response to treatment and improve intervention and communicative outcomes.

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