Welcome to the Human Speech Kinematics Experimental Studies (HUSKIES) Lab!

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Our research in the HUSKIES laboratory explores factors that influence language learning in children with autism spectrum disorder, specific language impairment, and typical language development. As our name suggests, we focus on using unique methods of capturing language, such as speech kinematic measures (for example, lip and jaw movement), during tasks of learning. Our focus is to better understand the language learning mechanisms in children with typical and atypical development, with the ultimate goal of improving speech and language interventions for these children. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our lab at NIU, who we are, and how you can get involved.

Inside the HUSKIES Lab at the Northern Illinois University Speech-Language Hearing Clinic.
Inside the HUSKIES Lab at the Northern Illinois University Speech-Language Hearing Clinic.
Huskie puppet wearing the IREDs used to track lip and jaw movement (3D Investigator,<br /> Northern Digital Inc.)
Huskie puppet wearing the IREDs used to track lip and jaw movement (3D Investigator, Northern Digital Inc.)