The Waisman Center has been at the forefront of research on cochlear implants and hearing science for more than two decades.
New study finds toddlers incorporate gender into their language processing
Our understanding of language relies on more than just the spoken word. A myriad of external cues, like nonverbal signals and a person’s characteristics, contribute to how we understand and process language as we speak and communicate with others.
Holocaust survivor, geneticist, patient advocate remembered for inspiring others
A dedicated University of Wisconsin–Madison clinician, educator, advocate and researcher, Renata Laxova, professor emerita of medical genetics and pediatrics, passed away recently after a brief illness. She was 89.
Inside Waisman: Meet Lindsay McCary
As a third year graduate student in school psychology at the University of South Carolina, Lindsay McCary, PhD, was looking for a new advisor to help her with her dissertation.
Study offers first look at how children with cerebral palsy develop language skills
A new study of children with cerebral palsy could help ease the speech and language challenges many of these children face as they get older.
Why do children with autism often have language delays?
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, often have significant delays with expanding their vocabularies and other language skills compared to typically developing children. Yet, “we know very little about [language] processing in [children …
Following newborns, so they may thrive
Jaden Cassidy is three years old and a whirlwind of energy. He bursts into the exam room, jumps on the exam table, flings off his jacket and cowboys boots and whirls around with a beaming …
Denise Ney is a Rare Disease Hero
Denise Ney, professor of nutritional sciences, is a rare disease hero. We all know that, but now it’s official. Ney is one of 30 Rare Disease Heroes named by the Office of Orphan Products Development at FDA. This is part of the agency’s sixth international Rare Disease Day. This is an opportunity to reflect on what has been accomplished for rare diseases, while looking forward to the work that has yet to be done.
Spanish mother’s search leads to the Waisman Center
“Don’t give up, my love, or I’ll give up with you, because I only live to see the fulfillment of this dream: that you may continue to live. Yours is a life sentence, not a death sentence.”
Eating Cheese Without Fear
Tad and Matt Martin recently ate what they had never been able to eat before: hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches, with real cheese and regular bread.