Complutense Univeristy of Madrid | 0 | B.A.
Fontbonne University | 0 | M.S.Ed.
Dr. de Diego is the director of the Child Language and Hearing Loss Lab (CLHL; childhearingloss.org) at Midwestern University. In the CLHL Lab, we study word learning and language development in children with hearing loss, from monolingual (English) and bilingual (English-Spanish) families. We conduct both experimental and clinically applied studies. Experimental studies aim to identify the cognitive and linguistic mechanisms that underlie word learning. Clinically applied studies test effective interventions for word learning. The overall goal of our research is to develop effective language interventions geared to reduce the language gap between children with hearing loss and their hearing peers.
College of Health Sciences - AZ
SLP 624 Aural (Re)habilitation
SLP 520 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
SLP 508 Culture and Communication
SLP 503 Evidence-Based Practice
My research interest is twofold, first identifying the linguistic and cognitive factors that predict and facilitate word learning in children with hearing loss, particularly in those that come from bilingual families; and second, using this information to design and assess the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions.
Pittman, A. & de Diego-Lázaro, B. (in press). What can a child do with one normally-hearing ear? Auditory perception and learning in children with unilateral and bilateral hearing losses relative to peers with normal hearing. Ear and Hearing.
de Diego-Lázaro, B., Pittman, A., & Restrepo, M.A. (in press). Is oral bilingualism an advantage for word learning in children with hearing loss? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
de Diego-Lázaro, B., Winn, K., & Restrepo, M.A. (2020). Cultural competence and self-efficacy after study abroad experiences. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00101
de Diego-Lázaro, B. & Restrepo, M.A. (2020). Auditory intervention in late-identified children with hearing loss. Communications Disorders Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740120915427
de Diego-Lázaro, B. & Restrepo, M.A. (2020). Oral expressive outcomes in late-identified children with hearing loss. Communications Disorders Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740120915429
de Diego-Lázaro, B., Restrepo, M. A., Sedey, A., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2018). Predictors of vocabulary outcomes in Spanish-speaking children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 1-13. https://doi.org/ 10.1044/2018_LSHSS-17-0148
de Diego-Lázaro, B. (2018). A study abroad to Nicaragua: Measuring cultural competence in speech and language pathology students. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 3(17), 38-48. https://doi.org/10.1044/persp3.SIG17.38
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), member (2017-present)
American Speech and Language Association (ASHA), member (2016-present)
Spanish Association of Audiology (AEDA), (2017-2019)
Early Career Scholar Small Grant, Society for Research in Child Language Development
Reducing Health Care Disparities in Underserved Minorities, Midwestern University