Research and Areas of Expertise
Dr. Osborn’s research focus involves children with language and learning problems. Her current research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of providing oral narrative intervention to school-age children to children at risk for language-learning problems. 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.
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 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 643 Supervision of Clinical Practicum: School-Age and Adolescent Language Disorders
- 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
Recent publications, Presentations and Panels
Conboy, B., Chavez, N., Grasso, S., Osborn, L. (2014). Input characteristics and language development in English-Spanish dual language-learning toddlers. Poster presented at the Interventional Conference for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Conboy, B., Chavez, N., Grasso, S., Osborn, L. (2014). Language input and language use in 2-year-old English-Spanish bilingual children. Poster presented at the Interventional Conference for Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.
Chavez, N., Conboy, B., Grasso, S., Osborn, L. (2014) Is language mixing in the input to 2-year-old bilingual children associated with vocabulary and grammatical development?” Technical presentation at the California Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Monterey, CA.
Grasso, S., Mora, L., Conboy, B., Osborn, L. (2012). Language Growth in English-Spanish Bilingual 2-Year-Old Children. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Conboy, B., Grasso, S. & Osborn, L. (2012) Lexical and Grammatical Complexity in Two-Year-Old English-Spanish Bilingual Children. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Bilingual and Multilingual Interaction. Wales, United Kingdom.
O’Kane, L., Groher, M.E., Silva, K. & Osborn, L. (2010). Normal swallowing force using surface electromyography. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 119, 398-401.
Cook, R. & Osborn, L. (2010). Evaluation of Written Narrative Complexity in Children with Language Impairment. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
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.
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Special Interest Division 1: Language and Learning Disorders
- International Dyslexia Association
Inland Empire Branch Affiliate