Dr. Lisa Wisman Weil is a language scientist and speech-language pathologist. She is Assistant Dean in the School of Communication and a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research, teaching, and clinical interests focus on child language development and language disorders.
Dr. Wisman Weil is co-director of the Language in Infants + Toddlers Lab at Emerson, or LI+TLE Lab. She conducts research focused on child language development and language disorders. She is particularly curious about the grammatical development of young children, including those with developmental language disorder (DLD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and how caregivers can best support early language development.
Dr. Wisman Weil teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate courses include: Language Acquisition, Introduction to Communication Disorders, and Autism. Graduate courses include: Preschool Language Disorders and Clinical Methods 4 (preparing for professional practice as a speech-language pathologist). She aims to teach students to think critically about theory and research to yield best practice in the field of speech-language pathology.
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Areas of Expertise
- Communication Sciences & Disorders
- Speech & Language Disorders
Shared neuroanatomical substrates of impaired phonological working memory across reading disability and autism. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 169-177. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2015.11.001
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 277-288. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0096)