Bowling Green, KY – Dr. Brian Weiler, Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been awarded a College of Health and Human Services Summer Research Fellowship. The purpose of the CHHS Summer Research Fellowship is “to support research grant submissions during the summer” and will provide $18,500 to fund Weiler. He will use this fellowship opportunity to develop a grant proposal and capitalize and build upon recent successes in external grant funding and publication of study findings in peer reviewed journals. This fellowship will extend research Weiler has been conducting for several years.
The goal of his intended research is to inform clinical practice by further characterizing the grammatical skills of children with both typical and impaired language. By furthering an understanding of the linguistic profiles of children with grammatical difficulties, the findings will contribute to the refinement of current theories of language impairment. It also aims to bridge research and practice by informing clinical decisions about (a) which children, based on their linguistic skills, should be considered for intervention and (b) which treatment targets might best facilitate grammar learning.
Learn more about WKU Communication Sciences and Disorders program by visiting their website: http://www.wku.edu/communicationdisorders/