Lisa Bedore, Ph.D., Professor, has been faculty in CSD at UT Austin since 1999. Her research interests are in the areas of child language and phonological development and disorders with a special interest in Spanish-English bilingual children. She is particularly interested in how aspects of language form - morphology and phonology in particular - interact with other aspects of language development. Her current research focuses on the manifestation on language impairment in bilingual children. She is currently a co-PI on 2 NIH funded research projects studying risk for impairment in bilingual children between the ages of 4 and 7 years and to develop a tool for identifying language impairment in bilingual Spanish English speaking children between the ages of 7 and 9 years.
Dr. Bedore’s work has been published in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Applied Psycholinguistics, Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, The International Journal of Bilingualism, Language, and Cognition among others. Dr. Bedore was a was a co-recipient with Dr. Barbara Davis of the Silver Award in The Innovative Use of Instructional Technology Awards Program in 2003 for the Speech Disorders Clinical Archive and she is a two- time winner of the College of Communication Research Award.