Sabine Heuer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Communication Sciences & Disorders
- Adult neurogenic language disorders
- Eye-tracking as a tool to assess cognitive processes
- Stroke rehabilitation
Enderis Hall, Room 859
Phone: (414) 229-0537
Fax: (414) 229-2620
- Ph.D., Speech and Language Sciences
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2009
- M.A. Speech-Language Pathology
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2004
- Staatsexamen Lehramt an Förderschulen (degree in special education)
Leipzig University – Leipzig, Germany, 2001
Interests & Expertise
My research interests include the exploration of linguistic and non-linguistic factors that impact adults’ performance during language comprehension tasks. I am especially interested in the assessment of attention allocation and working memory processes and their relationship to language comprehension in individuals with and without aphasia. Aphasia is a disorder caused by brain damage, impairing language comprehension and language production. My goal is to contribute to the development of more carefully controlled and valid assessment materials for individuals with aphasia and related disorders.
Heuer, S. & Hallowell, B. (2009). Visual attention in a multiple-choice task: influences of image characteristics with and without presentation of a verbal stimulus. Aphasiology, 23(3), 351-363.
Heuer, S., & Hallowell, B. (2007). An evaluation of test images for multiple-choice comprehension assessment in aphasia. Aphasiology, 21(9), 883-900.