Audra Sterling, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Audra is interested in the language and cognitive development of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular she is interested in the communication of children with fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and Down syndrome. The long-term goals of her research seek to understand the contributions of both biology (as represented by genetic syndromes, e.g., FXS) and environment (as represented in this case by parenting) in the development of language and cognition in children with developmental disabilities. She is also interested how the premutation of FXS impacts language and cognition.