Academics and Training

CHR’s Dr. Elizabeth Peña will teach a new course this Spring: Special Topics in Atypical Development

We focus on understanding the physical and/or cognitive mechanisms that underlie child development and disorders. Students will develop knowledge and skills a specific area of disability and develop an understanding of how interventions work.

The topic of this course focuses on understanding the cognitive and linguistic mechanisms that underlie language development and language disorders and a framework for thinking about intervention. Topics will include linguistic and psycholinguistic theories of language disorder, social bases of language ability and disability, input and interactional influences on language development, functional relationships between oral and written language, research on information processing functions (e.g., attention, memory, perception) and implications of this research for development of intervention. Goals are to: 1) develop skills in the critical review of the research in language and language-related disability, and 2) develop an understanding of how interventions work and how they can be improved. Course assignments will adapted to support graduate students’ unique professional and scholarly goals.

See the full Spring 2019 Syllabus here

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Fellows!

2019-2020 Predoctoral Fellows:

  • Sima Chokr, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Joselyn Ho, Cognitive Sciences
  • Susan Gil, Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Daniel Rinder, Neurobiology & Behavior


2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow:

  • Michelle Kapolowicz, Otolaryngology

Past Trainees

Graduate and Medical Training in Hearing Sciences at UCI are supported by an NIH T32 grant “Interdisciplinary Training Program in Hearing Research,” PI: Metherate, NIDCD.

2018 Call for Applicants