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Philip Lai

Philip Lai, Ph.D.

laipt@unk.edu Title: Assistant Professor Department:Communication Disorders College/Organization: Education Campus: University of Nebraska Kearney
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Research Type:
  • Basic
Age Group:
  • Prenatal
  • Infant
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool/Pre-kindergarten
  • K-3
Population Focus
  • Children/Students
  • Parents/Families
  • Premature Infants
  • Children with Disabilities
Research Keywords
  • Autism
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Narratives
  • Cognition
Research Questions
  • How do children communicate through verbal and nonbverbal channels of communcation?
  • Is language delayed or follow a different trajectory in children with ASD?
  • How interconnected is language and music and how can music be used to lower anxiety in children with neurodevelopmental disorders?
Research Approach
  • Mixed methods
Designs & Methods
  • Case Studies
  • Longitudinal Study
  • Multi-variate analysis
  • Quasi-Experimental
  • Small group/single case
Research Tools
  • Direct Child Assessments
  • Interviews/Focus
  • Linguistic Bundling
  • Observational Assessments
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Video Footage