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Lab Team

Directors: 

Dr. Yael ArbelYael Arbel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Co-Director

Telephone: (617) 974-7363
Email: yarbel@mghihp.edu

 

Dr. Arbel investigates the impaired learning mechanism in children with Developmental Language Disorder, with an emphasis on these children’s ability to learn from corrective feedback. Learn more about Dr. Arbel

Dr. Sofia Vallila Rohter

Sofia Vallila Rohter, PhD, CCC-SLP
Co-Director

Telephone: (617) 724-3824
Email:  svallilarohter@mghihp.edu

 

Dr. Vallila Rohter examines how nonlinguistic cognitive systems contribute to success with therapy in aphasia, and investigates factors that contribute to long-term outcomes and outcome predictability in aphasia. Learn more about Dr. Vallila Rohter.

Dr. Lauryn Zipse

Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP
Co-Director

Telephone: (617) 643 3245
Email:  lzipse@mghihp.edu

 

Dr. Zipse investigates language and other aspects of cognition in adults with brain injury, with a particular focus on the timing of cognitive processes. Learn more about Dr. Zipse. 

 

Research Study Coordinator

Isabelle Moore, Cognitive Neuroscience Group

Isabelle Moore

Email: imoore@mghihp.edu

 

 

 

Doctoral Students:

 

Megan Schliep, CCC-SLP, MS

 

Megan Schliep, CCC-SLP, MS

 

 

Megan Schliep is a doctoral student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program at the MGH Institute.   She is interested in examining how language ability and patient-centered measures impact quality of life for individuals with aphasia. Learn more about Megan Schliep.

 

Graduate Students:

Emily Boyle
Emily Boyle, BA
Research Assistant

 

 

 

Jaya Chinnaya
Jaya Chinnaya, BA
Research Assistant

 

 

Sarah Curtis
Sarah Curtis, BA
Master’s Thesis Student

 

 

Sarah is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research focuses on the role of a rhythmic cue (hand tapping) in Melodic Intonation Therapy, a music-based aphasia treatment.

Brendan Czupryna
Brendan Czupryna, BA
Research Assistant

 

 

Diana Dinh
Diana Dinh, BA
Master’s Thesis Student

 

 

Diana is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research is aimed at examining patterns of implicit and explicit learning in individuals with aphasia.  Her study is made possible in part by generous support from the Christopher Norman Educational Fund.

Rebecca Goldberg
Rebecca Goldberg, BA
Research Assistant

 

 

Kathryn Kramedas, BA
Research Assistant

Annette Mitko
Annette Mitko, BA
Master’s Thesis Student

 

 

Annette is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research focuses on feedback processing in probabilistic and rule-based learning by children with and without developmental language impairment. ). Her study is supported by the Christopher Norman Educational Fund.

Jack Snowden
Jack Snowdon, BA
Research Assistant

 

 

Alumni:

James Borders CSD '16
James Borders, MS '16
 

 

 

Master’s thesis title: A Developmental Examination of Feedback Processing During Declarative Learning (chair of committee: Arbel). Thesis was supported by the Christopher Norman Educational Fund. 

 

Lucia Hong, MS '16

Master’s thesis title: Comparing Immediate versus Delayed Feedback Processing in Healthy Adults (chair of committee: Arbel). Thesis was supported by the Christopher Norman Educational Fund.

Ayelet Kershenbaum, MS '16

Master’s thesis title: Spoken or intoned, Together or Alone: Is Unison Production Advantageous for People with Aphasia? (chair of committee: Zipse). Thesis was supported by the Christopher Norman Educational Fund.

Undergraduate Summer Interns:

Anderson Gomez Murcia, Boston University

Hilary Kee, Pine Manor College

Chisom Gloria Nwaoha, Suffolk University

 

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