Kimberly Dahl Receives a New F31 Grant!

Kimberly Dahl, MS, CCC-SLP, received a new F31 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). This project, titled “Articulatory and prosodic sensorimotor adaptation in speaker-listener interactions”, seeks to understand how speech motor learning occurs in real-life communication by assessing the listener’s effect on how speakers control their speech and voice. This work will take the novel approach of manipulating both auditory and listener feedback to extend theories of speech motor control to ecologically valid interactions. The long-term goal is to understand whether external feedback could bolster impaired auditory self-monitoring that may underlie some motor speech disorders.