Social Communication and Language Evaluation (SCALE) Lab

Focus of Lab

Dr. Timler's research program is motivated by her decade-long career providing speech-language pathology services to young children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental language disorders and school-age children and adolescents with language and learning disorders. Many of these children had limitations in pragmatic language skills and problematic peer interactions. As such, research in the Social Communication Lab is focused on the creation and dissemination of empirically supported assessment and intervention protocols to address social (pragmatic) communication disorders S(P)CD in preschoolers and school-age students with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Our research protocols include peer conflicts tasks, narrative and conversational analyses, parent report and student self-report measures to identify S(P)CD and to document the outcomes of social communication interventions.

Current Projects