The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently bestowed Fellow status to Susan Ellis Weismer, PhD, a UW-Madison Professor of Communicative Disorders and Coordinator of the Waisman Center’s Communication Processes Unit.
The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of ASHA’s most prestigious awards. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and outstanding contributions to the professions–contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state.
Ellis Weismer’s research at the Waisman Center compares the developmental course and nature of language processing in typically developing children to those with late onset of language or specific language impairment (SLI). She is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between language and aspects of cognitive functioning, such as working memory capacity, in children with language learning difficulties.