Beatriz de Diego-Lázaro, Ph.D., M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Beatriz de Diego is an Assistant professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Midwestern University. Her research interests are twofold, first identifying the linguistic and cognitive factors that predict and facilitate word learning in children with hearing loss, including those that come bilingual families; and second, using this information to design and assess the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions.
Nicole Tibbits is a second-year Clinical Psychology student pursuing a research project in the Lab. She is passionate about interprofessional collaboration, particularly when working with children. Her project is looking at potential predictors of accuracy (i.e. phonological overlap and word frequency) in the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test.
Ashley Salwei is a second-year Clinical Psychology student pursuing a research project in the Lab. The purpose of her project is two-fold; first, to compare inhibitory control (executive function) in monolingual versus bilingual children and second, to determine if vocabulary in the dominant language is a significant predictor of inhibitory control in bilingual children.