Current Research Studies

  1. Using event related brain potentials (ERP) to examine neural correlates of auditory processing in school-aged children with autism spectrum and language disorders, and children with typical development, in collaboration with Drs. Marc Joanisse and Rob Nicolson and Elaine Kwok, MSc candidate. This work is supported by awards from the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

  2. Investigating the relationship between language, reading, and math skills in children through a large scale epidemiological study of SK to Grade 4 students in Middlesex County, with Dr. Lisa Archibald (PI), and co-investigators Drs. Marc Joanisse and Daniel Ansari at Western. This work is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Western's Academic Development Fund.

  3. Studying dual-task interference by evaluating the effects of the cognitive, motoric, and linguistic demands of verbalization on spatial-temporal parameters of gait, as well as the dual-task effects of walking on speech and language with Drs. Andrew Johnson (PI), Jeff Holmes, Allyson Dykstra and Mary Jenkins, and Dayna Jablecki, MSc candidate.

  4. Comparing adults with Asperger Syndrome to those with Nonverbal LD on cognitive and linguistic tests of perceptual integration (Margot Stothers, PhD candidate).

  5. Examining the persuasive writing skills of children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders while considering the influence of language ability, integrating processing and Theory of Mind (Heather Brown, PhD candidate).

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Dr. Janis Cardy
Associate Professor
The University of Western Ontario
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Elborn College
1201 Western Rd.
London, Ontario CANADA
N6G 1H1

Tel: 519-661-2111
ext. 88000

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