Dr. Coady is a research associate who collaborates on the EHDI Outcomes and RERC projects. Dr. Coady studies phonological processing in children with specific language impairment (SLI) and children developing language typically. This work with children with SLI can be characterized as an attempt to find areas of perception and processing that are relatively spared. By finding relative strengths, clinicians have a way into their linguistic systems, and so can design more effective therapies. To achieve this goal, I use a variety of behavioral methods to examine how phonological development influences various phonological processing tasks, including speech perception, working memory, lexical access, and spoken word recognition. This line of research has been supported by grants from NIDCD.