Kimberly Crespo

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

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  • Title Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Office Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Phone 617-353-3379
  • Education PhD, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Madison
    MS, Speech Language Pathology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
    BA, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Kean University
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Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Aspects of the bilingual environment that may have consequences for how language and cognition develop and operate
  • The nature and developmental trajectory of language impairment in bilingual children
  • Input factors (e.g., code-switch input; speaker variability) and cognitive factors (e.g., attention, cognitive control) that modulate how learners extract the meanings of words and find patterns in language

Selected Publications

Crespo, K., & Kaushanskaya, M. (2022). The role of attention, language ability and language experience in children’s artificial grammar learning. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 65(4), 1574-1591.

Slawny, C., Crespo, K., Ellis Weismer, S. & Kaushanskaya, M. (2022). Social pragmatic communication and length of bilingualism predict executive function skills in bilingual children. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research

Kaushanskaya, M., Crespo, K., & Neveu, A. (2022). Does switching languages carry costs to word learning? Developmental Science

Larson, C., Crespo, K., Kaushanskaya, R., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2022). Are items actively removed from working memory during free time in children with Developmental Language Disorder? International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders

Crespo, K., & Kaushanskaya, M. (2021). Is 10 better than 1? How do children accommodate speaker variability in word learning? Language Learning and Development

Neveu, A., Crespo, K., Gangopadhyay, I., Ellis Weismer, S., & Kaushanskaya, M. (2021). Dual-language immersion has minimal impact on children’s executive functioning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 208, 105127.

Larson, C., Crespo., K., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2021). Testing an interference-based model of working memory in children with developmental language disorder and their typically developing peers. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 43 (43).

Kaushanskaya, M., & Crespo, K. (2019). Does exposure to code-switching influence language performance in bilingual children? Child Development, 1-11.

Crespo, K., Gross, M. & Kaushanskaya. M. (2019). The effects of dual language exposure on executive control in Spanish-English bilingual children with different language abilities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 188, 1-19.

2022 Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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