Information

Name

Grieco-Calub, Tina, PhD

Title

Assistant Professor

Email

tinagc@northwestern.edu

Office Phone

847-491-3175

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office

Frances Searle Building, 2-231

Website

http://hll.northwestern.edu/Hearing_and_Language_Lab/Home.html

Areas of Research

Behavior Cognition Language, Hearing Sciences

NU Scholar Profile

http://www.scholars.northwestern.edu/expert.asp?u_id=3361

Recent Publications on PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=grieco-calub+t

Current Research

Current Research

Hearing, or a person’s experience with sound, shapes a number of auditory, language and cognitive skills. A hearing loss, particularly when experienced at or shortly after birth, therefore can interfere with the development of these skills. As a result, long-term impacts on language, literacy and educational outcomes may occur.

The goal of my research program is to understand how differences in auditory experience relate to spoken language comprehension in young children. We use age-appropriate behavioral and psychoacoustical techniques to address the following research questions:
How does auditory experience influence language learning?
Does hearing loss interfere with communicative behaviors in infancy?

In addition, we are beginning to study the influence of audiovisual speech perception and background noise on spoken language processing in preschool children.