The neurobiology of language and cognitive processing, implicit learning and memory in children with developmental language disorder (DLD)
Consistency of a Nonword Repetition Task to Discriminate children with and without Developmental Language Disorder in Catalan-Spanish and European Portuguese speaking children. 2021 - Journal Article
Tracking changes in frontal lobe hemodynamic response in individual adults with Developmental Language Disorder following HD tDCS enhanced phonological working memory training: An fNIRS feasibility study. 2020 - Journal Article
Word Frequency is Associated with Cognitive Effort During Verbal Working Memory: A Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Study. 2019 - Journal Article
Cognitive Predictors of Spoken Word Recognition in Children with and without Developmental Language Disorders. 2018 - Journal Article
Atypical right hemisphere specialization for object representations in an adolescent with specific language impairment. 2014 - Journal Article
Dr. Evans is one of the leading researchers in the area of implicit learning, and language and cognitive processing deficits in children with developmental language disorder. Her recent research focuses on time-course and cortical activity data from functional NIRS, fMRI, and anatomically constrained MEG studies. This research shows that children with DLD engage atypical language networks during language comprehension and working memory as compared to their typical peers. Dr. Evans earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado, her master’s at Columbia University and her PhD at the University of Michigan. She then completed post-doctoral work in the area of the neurobiology of language and cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.