Children's speech and language development and difficulties
Human Communication Development
My research focuses on typical and atypical speech, language and literacy acquisition. My interest is in speech and language development in the languages of Southern Africa, multilingualism and ways to support clinicians when working with families from a range of language and cultural backgrounds. I am an NRF-rated researcher who has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters.
Awards & Honours
NRF C2 Rating (2014); NRF/Swedish Foundation for International Collaboration in Research & Higher Education (STINT) Science and Technology Collaboration (2018–2020).
Member of the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech
Child Speech Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)
Standing Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech
Editorial Board member of the peer-reviewed journals Child Language Teaching and Therapy, and The South African Journal of Communication Disorders.
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Groote Schuur Hospital
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