About me

Licensed speech and language therapist with language and cognition as the focus of research

Research description

My project is part of a large multidisciplinary study that follows up various aspects of development in deaf teenagers and young adults who has grown up with cochlear implants (an advanced hearing aid) from an early age.

I study metaphor understanding and executive functions in relation to age at implantation. We know from previous research that early implantation is beneficial for early language and cognitive development, but we want to know more about how the children fare when they get older. Is early implantation still an important factor in language and cognitive development, or do other factors play a greater role over time?