Lab Members

Photo of Eileen HaebigDr. Eileen Haebig

Eileen Haebig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Louisiana State University and the director of the Language and Neurodevelopmental Trajectories Lab (Language NeT Lab). Prior to coming to LSU, she attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she competed her clinical degree in speech-language pathology and her Ph.D. in child language disorders in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Haebig then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Purdue University. Dr. Haebig’s research focuses on language learning in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research has highlighted areas of overlap and distinction in language phenotypes across populations with neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

Ally Menting, Graduate Research Assistant

Ally is currently a second-year master's student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at LSU. She completed her undergraduate degree from Purdue University. Ally is completing a master's thesis with Dr. Haebig to better understand word knowledge in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder. Specifically, she is studying the words that they understand and will compare them to toddlers with typical language development.

 

Lexi Wirth, Graduate Research Assistant

Lexi is currently first year master's student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at LSU. She enjoys working with children and currently works as a line technician at The Emerge Center. While working with children who have special needs, Lexi grew particularly interested in children with autism spectrum disorder. Lexi is thrilled to be a part of the Language NeT Lab to learn more about the language acquisition of children. After graduating, she plans to work as a speech langauge pathologist in a clinical or hospital setting.

 

Lab Alumni

  • Emily Ruli
  • Angelle Plauche'
  • Katelyn Honore
  • Jena Vizzini
    • undergraduate research project conducted in the lab
  • Allison Herring
    • graduate thesis conducted in the lab

Allison and Dr. Haebig after Allison's thesis defenseJena with her poster award