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Erika  Armstrong, Ph.D. - Texas Woman's University. Denton, TX, US

Erika Armstrong, Ph.D. Erika  Armstrong, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders | Texas Woman's University


Expert on language development of autistic children. Researches late-talking toddlers who do not have autism and communication disorders.



Erika Armstrong is Department Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Texas Woman's University.

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Education/Learning Research

Areas of Expertise (3)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences Communication Disorders

Articles (5)

Language Outcomes for Preverbal Toddlers with Autism Studies in Literature and Language


ABSTRACT: Research on late talking toddlers who do not have autism indicates the majority of late talkers will perform within normal limits on comprehensive language measures by the time they reach school age, and toddlers with higher receptive language skills will have ...

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The Ability to Follow Verbal Directions: Identifying Skill Levels and Measuring Progress Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology


ABSTRACT: The ability to follow verbal directions is an essential classroom skill that children with language and cognitive challenges often fail to adequately develop. When problems following directions are identified, speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) have difficulty ...

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Novelty and frequency as determinants of newborn preference Developmental Science


ABSTRACT: The debate over whether infants prefer a familiar stimulus over a novel stimulus has persisted for over 30 years, and there is evidence which supports both sides of the question. However, the research which supports the preference for the familiar uses different ...

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Newborns learn to identify a face in eight/tenths of a second? Developmental Science


ABSTRACT: A number of recent studies have shown that newborns prefer to look at mother's face rather than at the face of a stranger. This preference can be seen as the result of familiarity with the mother's face, stemming from a greater number of encounters with ...

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Faces as forms in the world of the newborn Infant Behavior and Development


A number of recent studies have indicated that newborns can learn to recognize mother's face within a few hours of birth. Two of the present authors suggested that a simple auto-associative net might explain that rapid learning. This paper reports three experiments in ...

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