Amanda Seidl

Research Interests / Training Areas:

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

Biography:

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:

Hamrick, L.R., Seidl, A., & Tonnsen, B.L. (2019). Acoustic properties of early vocalizations in infants with fragile X syndrome. Autism Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2176

Kadlaskar, G. Keehn, B., Seidl, A. Tager-Flusberg, H., & Nelson, C. (2019). Atypical Response to Caregiver Touch in Infants at High-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04021-0 

Abu Zhaya, R., Kondaurova, M., Houston, D. & Seidl, A. (2019). Vocal and tactile input to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 15, 2372-2385. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_JSLHR-L-18-0185 

Tincoff, R., Seidl, A., & Cristia, A. (2019). Feeling the way to words: Parents' speech and touch cues highlight word-to-world mappings of body parts. Language, Learning, and Development, 15, 103-125doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2018.1533472

Bergelson, E., Cassilas, M., Amatuni, A., Soderstrom, M., Seidl, A., & Warlaumont, A. (2019). What do North American babies hear? A large-scale cross-corpus analysis. Developmental Science, 22, e12724. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12724

Kadlaskar, G., Seidl, A., Tager-Flusberg, Nelson, C., and Keehn, B. (2019). Caregiver Touch-Speech Communication and Infant Responses in 12-month-olds at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Lew-Williams, C., Ferguson, B., Abu Zhaya, R., & Seidl, A. (2019). Social Touch Interacts with Infants’ Learning of Auditory Patterns, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 35, 66-74, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2017.09.006

Henrikson, B., Seidl, A., & Soderstrom, M. (in press). Perception of sibilant-liquid phonotactic frequency in full term and preterm infants. Journal of Child Language.

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

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3142
Phone: 765-496-2251
aseidl@purdue.edu

Lab:
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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