|Autism, child language development/disorders, word learning, bilingual children|
Freedman is an expert in language and language development; language development in children with disorders; bilingual phonological development; disorders and treatment factors.
He is the director of the Collaborative Language Research Laboratory in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The lab investigates aspects related to language development and disorders in children and young adults, including word learning, phonological development, and the interface between the two. Current experiments include a treatment study with intensity as a factor, a word learning experiment with college students, and a survey regarding autism awareness amongst students in healthcare disciplines.
- Word learning in children and adults
- Autism awareness
- Social media use and effects on social communication among college students
- Phonological treatment factors
- Child language development/disorders; phonological development/disorders
- Speech production of bilingual children
"I think there’s a lot of cultural differences in communication, but I think some of these variables will operate exactly the same because every language has something in common, and it’s that it’s just a bunch of random symbols strung together that we all have agreed on meaning something. Every language has that in common."
Mentions in the Media
- U.S. News & World Report: “You Can Boost Your Baby’s Vocabulary”
- Dyslexia Untied: “Bilingual Children Have a Two Tracked Mind”
Curriculum Vitae for Skott Freedman
San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Language and Communicative Disorders, 2009
San Diego State University
M.A., Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, 2007
B.S., Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 2001