Amanda Seidl

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Infant speech perception
  • Phonological development and learning
  • Autism spectrum disorders


The overarching goal of my research program is to discover how language comes to the child. In my past work I have focused heavily on how the child learns her phonological system. In my current research program I am interested in early predictors of language. Specifically, this work explores the ways in which measures of early speech perception, production, and the input to the child relate to later language in both typical development and in children at-risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Recent Publications:

Seidl, A., Cristia, A., Soderstrom, M., Ko, E., Abel, E., Kellerman, A., & Shwichtenberg, A. (in press). Infant-Mother Acoustic-Prosodic Alignment and Developmental Risk, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Seidl, A., Brosseau-Lapre, F., & Goffman, L. (2018). The impact of brief restriction to articulation on children's subsequent speech production, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Lew-Williams, C., Ferguson, B., Abu Zhaya, R., & Seidl, A. (2017). Social Touch Interacts with Infants’ Learning of Auditory Patterns, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Wang, Y., Llanos, F., & Seidl, A. (2017). Infants adapt to speaking rate differences in word segmentation, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 2569-2578.

Wang, Y. & Seidl, A. (2016). 24-month-olds’ Perception of Word-medial Onsets and Codas, Language, Learning, and Development, 12, 447-460.

Abu Zhaya, R., Seidl, A., & Cristia, A. (2016). Multimodal infant-directed communication: How caregivers combine tactile and linguistic cues, Journal of Child Language, 44, 1088-1116.

Cristia, A., Seidl, A., Singh, L., & Houston, D. (2016). Test-retest reliability in infant speech perception tasks, Infancy, 21, 648-667.

Amanda Seidl
Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Interim Head, Department of Nutrition Science

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3142
Phone: 765-496-2251

Purdue Infant Speech Lab

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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