Academics

Lori Osborn

Assoc Professor, Comm Disorders

Degrees: Ph.D., Human Development and Communication Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 2003; M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, 1996; B.A., English, Mary Washington College, 1994

Office: Comm Disorders , Truesdail Center

Office Hours: Mondays 10-11 am; Tuesdays 11-noon

Phone: 909/748-8550 Campus Ext. 8550

E-mail: lori_osborn@redlands.edu

Portrait

Research and Areas of Expertise

Dr. Osborn’s research focus involves children with language and learning problems. Current research investigations involving undergraduate and graduate students have evaluated written language samples and word-finding problems in children who have language impairments or specific learning disorders such as dyslexia. She is also interested in examining the oral and written language abilities of school-age children with ADHD. Dr. Osborn has presented her research at national conferences including the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention.

 

Professional Background

Dr. Osborn is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. She has worked in the public schools as well as a hospital setting. She currently supervises intervention services at the Truesdail Center for school-age children with language disorders.

 

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • CDIS 100 Clinical and Research Processes in Communicative Disorders
  • CDIS 308 Language Development and Disorders: School-Age through Adults
  • CDIS 622 Language and Learning Evaluation Team
  • CDIS 623 Assessment of Language Disorders in Children
  • CDIS 624 Educational Considerations
  • CDIS 643 Supervision of Clinical Practicum: School-Age and Adolescent Language Disorders

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., Human Development and Communication Sciences 2003, University of Texas at Dallas
    Specialization: Child Language Development and Disorders Minor: Developmental Psychology
  • M.S., Communication Disorders 1996, University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.A., English 1994, Mary Washington College

Publications, Presentations and Panels

Willis, B. & Osborn, L. (2009). "Analysis of Specific Word Finding Errors in Children with Dyslexia." Poster to be presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Osborn, L. & Willis, B. (2009). "Word-Finding Errors in Children with Dyslexia." Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Osborn, L. (2008). "Assessing Written Language in Children with Language Impairments." Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

O’Kane, L. & Osborn, L. (2008). "Written Morphology in Children with Dyslexia and Language Impairment." Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Romero, J. & Osborn, L. (2008). "Elements of Written Narratives in Children with Language Impairment." Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Osborn, L. (2008). "Use of Print Conventions by Children with Language Impairments." Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Osborn, L. (2007). "Distinguishing Poor Readers with Dyslexia and LLD." Technical presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Osborn, L. (2006). "Children with language impairment: Performance on the WISC-IV Verbal scale." Technical presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL.

 

Professional Affiliations 

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
    Special Interest Division 1: Language and Learning Disorders
  • International Dyslexia Association
    Inland Empire Branch Affiliate

Student Organization Involvment

Dr. Osborn sponsors Big Buddies and the University of Redlands Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSHLA).

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