I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


I study word learning in children from infancy through adolescence, and I’m interested in how juveniles with language disabilities navigate the legal system. I teach courses in language development and developmental language disorders.


I am a speech-language pathologist certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and board licensed in Massachusetts.


In my free time, I love to knit, cook, and play with our dogs, and I am a fan of the New England Revolution.


I earned my Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Iowa. While there, I worked with Karla McGregor in the Word Learning Lab and Bob McMurray in the Mechanisms of Audio-Visual Categorization Lab.

For information on my research interests and how to contribute, please visit my lab website:

I am a member of the UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families and a 2013-2014 CRF Scholar.


Online, you can find me on ResearchGate or follow me on Twitter @9wyneth.