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Carol Miller
Carol A. Miller
Professor
Professor in Charge of Graduate Program
Undergraduate Honors Adviser
CSD Multicultural Interest Group Adviser
Department
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - CSD
  • Graduate Programs
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Education
  • Ph.D (Psychology), University of Pennsylvania, 1994
Phone
Office Address
404K Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Fax
814-865-8133
Professional Credentials

Ph.D.

Grants and Research Projects

My research interests are focused around typical and atypical language development, particularly children with specific language impairment; cognitive processes in communication disorders, with emphasis on speed of processing and working memory in children and adults with language disorders; and bilingual language development. I use behavioral and electrophysiological methods. Member of the Center for Language Science.

Publications
  • Poll, G.H., Burke, L., Miller, C.A., & Fiene, J. (available online 2016). Prognostic indicators: Predicting degree of change from interventions for adolescents at risk for language weakness. Communication Disorders Quarterly. doi: 0.1177/1525740116679887

  • Poll, G.H., Miller, C.A., & van Hell, J.G. (2016). Sentence repetition accuracy in adults with developmental language impairment: Interactions of participant capacities and sentence structures. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 302-316. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-15-0020.

  • Park, J., Miller, C.A., & Mainela-Arnold, E. (2015). Processing speed measures as clinical markers for children with SLI. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 954-960.

  • Poll, G.H., Miller, C.A., & van Hell, J. (2015). Evidence of compensatory processing in adults with specific language impairment: Testing the predictions of the procedural deficit hypothesis. Journal of Communication Disorders, 53, 84-102.

  • Botezatu, M.R., Miller, C.A., & Misra, M. (2015). An ERP study of visual rhyming effects in native and non-native English speakers. Neuroreport, 26, 118-123.

  • Park, J., Mainela-Arnold, E., & Miller, C.A. (2015). Information processing speed as a predictor of IQ in children with and without specific language impairment in grades 3 and 8. Journal of Communication Disorders, 53, 57-69.

  • Poll, G.H., Watkins, H., & Miller, C.A. (2014). Lexical decay during online sentence processing in adults with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 2253-2260. doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-13-0265

  • Poll, G.H., & Miller, C.A. (2013). Late talking, typical talking, and weak language skills at middle childhood. Learning and Individual Differences, 26, 177-184. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2013.01.008

  • Poll, G.H., Miller, C.A., Mainela-Arnold, E., Donnelly Adams, K., Misra, M., & Park, J. (2013). Effects of children’s working memory capacity and processing speed on their sentence imitation performance. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 48(3), 329-342. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12014

  • Mason, L.H., Dunn Davison, M., Scheffner Hammer, C., Miller, C.A., & Glutting, J.J. (2013). Knowledge, writing, and language outcomes for a reading comprehension and writing intervention. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26, 1133-1158. doi: 10.1007/s11145-012-9409-0

  • Mainela-Arnold, E., Misra, M., Miller, C., Poll, G.H., & Park, J.S. (2012). Investigating sentence processing and language segmentation in explaining children’s performance on a sentence span task. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47, 166-175. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00080.x

  • Miller, C.A., & Wagstaff, D.A. (2011). Behavioral profiles associated with auditory processing disorder and specific language impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 745-763. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.04.001

  • Miller, C.A. (2011). Auditory processing theories of language disorders: Past, present, and future. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 309-319.

  • Mainela-Arnold, E., Misra, M., Miller, C., Poll, G. H. and Park, J. S. (2011), Investigating sentence processing and language segmentation in explaining children's performance on a sentence-span task. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00080.x

  • Miller, C.A., & Wagstaff, D.A. (in press). Behavioral profiles associated with auditory processing disorder and specific language impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.04.001 

  • Miller, C.A. (2011). Auditory processing theories of language disorders: Past, present, and future. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 309-319. 

  • Poll, G., Betz, S., & Miller, C.  (2010). Identification of clinical markers of specific language impairment in adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 414-429.

  • Miller, C.A., & Poll, G.H. (2009). Response time in adults with a history of language difficulties. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 365-379.
  • Leonard, L.B., Miller, C.A., & Finneran, D.A. (2009). Grammatical morpheme effects on sentence processing by school-aged adolescents with specific language impairment. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 450-478.
  • Finneran, D.A., Leonard, L.B., and Miller, C.A. (2009). Speech disruptions in the sentence formulation of school-age children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(3), 271-286.
  • Miller, C.A., Leonard, L.B., and Finneran, D. (2008). Grammaticality judgments in adolescents with and without language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 43(3), 346-360.  

  • Miller, C.A., and Gilbert, E. (2008). Comparison of performance on two nonverbal intelligence tests by adolescents with and without language impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders, 41, 358-371.
  • Leonard, L.B., Ellis Weismer, S., Miller, C.A., Francis, D.J., Tomblin, J.B., Kail, R.V. (2007). Speed of processing, working memory, and language impairment in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 408–428.
  • Miller, C.A. (2007). [Review of the book A glossary of morphology]. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 21 (4), 319–320.
  • Miller, C.A., Leonard, L.B., Kail, R.V., Zhang, X., Tomblin, J.B., and Francis, D. (2006). Response time in 14-year-olds with language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49 (4), 712–728.
  • Miller, C.A. (2006). Developmental relationships between language and theory of mind. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 142–154.
  • Miller, C.A., and Deevy, P. (2006). Structural priming in children with and without specific language impairment. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 20 (5), 387–399.
  • Kail, R.V., and Miller, C.A. (2006). Developmental change in processing speed: Domain specificity and stability. Journal of Cognition and Development, 7 (1), 119–137.
Additional Information

Statistical learning ability as an indicator of individual differences in dual language development. This project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, investigates whether statistical learning tasks could aid in diagnosis of language disorders in bilingual children. Collaborators: Luigi Girolametto (PI, University of Toronto, Canada); Elina Mainela-Arnold (University of Turku, Finland); Janet van Hell & Daniel Weiss (Penn State); David Haffner (Toronto District School Board, Canada).