Who We Are

Meet Our Founding Members

Our goal is to raise awareness about developmental language disorder (DLD) and to offer support and resources for parents, teachers and individuals impacted by DLD.

This site was created by collaborators from several institutions.

Karla McGregor, PhD

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Karla McGregor is the Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital and Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa. She conducts research on word learning and use among people with DLD.

Karla McGregor

Lisa Archibald, Ph.D.

University of Western Ontario

Lisa Archibald is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Western Ontario. One focus of her research is on links between language and working memory. She also employs a practice-based research approach to partner with school-based speech-language pathologists in exploring services for children with DLD.

Lisa Archibald

Tiffany P. Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Tiffany Hogan is the Director of the Speech and Language  (SAiL) Literacy Lab and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute in Boston MA. Dr. Hogan studies the genetic, neurological, and behavioral links between oral and written language development, with a focus on co-morbid speech, language and literacy disorders.

Tiffany Hogan

Jacob Michaelson, Ph.D.

University of Iowa Healthcare

Jake Michaelson is an associate professor and chair of the Division of Computational and Molecular Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  He conducts research on the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental conditions like autism and DLD.

Jacob Michaelson

Amanda J. Owen Van Horne, PhD CCC-SLP

University of Delaware

Amanda Owen Van Horne is an Associate Professor and directs the Treatment Efficacy and Language Learning Lab at the University of Delaware.  Her research is focused on how to improve treatment for grammatical difficulties in children with DLD.

Amanda Van Horne

Jodi Oliver, M.S., CCC-SLP

Intermountain Healthcare

Jodi Oliver is a clinical Speech Language Pathologist in Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation and the mother of two amazing teenagers with communication disorders.  She is passionate about spreading awareness and advocating for individuals with DLD in school, work and community settings.

Jodi Oliver

Sean Redmond, PhD, CCC-SLP

University of Utah

Sean Redmond is a Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. His research focusses on the differential diagnosis of DLD from ADHD and on the social and emotional consequences of DLD.

Sean Redmond

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Karla McGregor is the Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning at Boys Town National Research Hospital and Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa. She conducts research on word learning and use among people with DLD.

University of Western Ontario

Lisa Archibald is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Western Ontario. One focus of her research is on links between language and working memory. She also employs a practice-based research approach to partner with school-based speech-language pathologists in exploring services for children with DLD.

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Tiffany Hogan is the Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute in Boston MA. Dr. Hogan studies the genetic, neurological, and behavioral links between oral and written language development, with a focus on co-morbid speech, language and literacy disorders.

University of Iowa Healthcare

Jake Michaelson is an associate professor and chair of the Division of Computational and Molecular Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He conducts research on the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental conditions like autism and DLD.

University of Delaware

Amanda Owen Van Horne is an Associate Professor and directs the Treatment Efficacy and Language Learning Lab at the University of Delaware. Her research is focused on how to improve treatment for grammatical difficulties in children with DLD.

Jodi Oliver

Jodi Oliver, M.S., CCC-SLP

Intermountain Healthcare

Jodi Oliver is a clinical Speech Language Pathologist in Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation and the mother of two amazing teenagers with communication disorders. She is passionate about spreading awareness and advocating for individuals with DLD in school, work and community settings.

University of Utah

Sean Redmond is a Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. His research focusses on the differential diagnosis of DLD from ADHD and on the social and emotional consequences of DLD.

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Louisiana State University

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