Dr. Mabel L. Rice, Ph.D.

Director, BNCD Center
The Fred and Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies
Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing
Director, Child Language Doctoral Program
Director, Merrill Advanced Studies Center
Primary office:
Room 3031



Areas of interest: Language disorders in children and the genetics of language acquisition. The morphosyntax of children with Specific Language Impairment. Programming strategies for children with language disorders, with an emphasis on early intervention and total environmental programming. ERP studies of children's language. The effects of children's broadcast television on speech and language development.

Research Interests

  • SLI
  • Child+language+acquisition
  • Child+language+disorders
  • Child+language+development

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