תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Dr. Rama Novogrodsky (PhD)

rnovogr1@univ.haifa.ac.il

Office: Eshkol 801

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

My clinical experience as a speech therapist working with different populations that present atypical language development and my linguistic and cognitive psychology background guide the theoretical and clinical questions of my research:

  • Language characteristics and language deficits in atypical language acquisition.
  • Modularity within the language domain in atypical populations.
  • Language development and assessment of language in bilingual children.
  • The acquisition of syntax and semantics.
  • The relationship between language and reading.

 

Understanding the Contribution of Bimodal Bilingualism to Speech Perception during the Preschool Years

Ora Debi

 

In this project, conceived by Dr. Rama Novogrodsky and Prof. Irit Meir* we explore the contribution of early sign language acquisition to speech perception of bilingual bimodal children.

* We note with sorrow the untimely death of Irit Meir, our colleague and dear friend on February 23, 2018.

obituary

Little is known about the relationship between early sign language input and the development of speech perception of spoken language in children who use cochlear implants. Speech perception is the ability to match phonetic strings to meaning in words and sentences. If top-down processing of speech perception is restricted only to the auditory modality, early sign language will not facilitate speech perception. However, if top-down processing effects are cross-modal, one might expect to find that early sign language exposure facilitates speech perception. Our project systematically explores the relationships between spoken and signed language exposure in early childhood and the contribution of both languages in speech perception of deaf children.

In the first stage of the project, we explore the developmental features of Israeli Sign Language (ISL), developing language assessment tools for ISL signing pre-school children. In the second stage of the project, we will explore the contribution of both languages used by deaf signing children (ISL and Hebrew) to their speech perception capacities. The research is supported by the Israeli Science Fund (ISF) grant number 1068/16.

The research team includes Adi Steg, Anne Marie Baer, Natalia Meir, Ora Ohanin, Roni Beit-Halachmi and Tamar Halutzi.

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Kreiser, V., & Novogrodsky, R. (2020). Specific Language aspects of intervention of a bilingual child with DLD: A case study report. DASH BRESHET: The Israeli Journal of Language, Speech and Hearing Disorders. (In Hebrew).

Meir, N. & Novogrodsky, R. (2019). Prerequisites of pronoun use: evidence from monolingual and bilingual children with autism and typical language development. Frontiers in Psychology, 10,

Shetreet, E. & Novogrodsky, R. (2019). Differential patterns of children’s knowledge of quantifier meaning revealed under different tasks. Frontiers in Communication, 4, 45.  

Meir, N. & Novogrodsky, R. (2019). Syntactic abilities and verbal memory in monolingual and bilingual children with High Functioning Autism (HFA). First Language.

Novogrodsky, R. & Kreiser, V. (2019). Children with Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) in Israel - Assessment and intervention. In J., Law, C., Murphy, C., McKean, E. , Þórðardóttir (Eds). The Theory and Practice of Managing the Child with Language Impairment- Across Europe and Beyond. Routledge publication.

Degani, T. Krizer, V., & Novogrodsky, N. (2019). The joint effects of bilingualism, DLD and item-frequency on children’s lexical retrieval performance. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 54(3), 485-498.

Novogrodsky, R., Meir, I. (2019). ISL-CDI test. Vocabulary test for Hebrew signing children. https://mb-cdi.stanford.edu/adaptations.html.

Henner, J., Novogrodsky, R., Caldwell-Harris, C., & Hoffmeister, R. (2018). The Development of American Sign Language–Based Analogical Reasoning in Signing Deaf Children. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 62(1), 93-105.

Henner, J., Novogrodsky, R., Reis, J., & Hoffmeister, R. (2018). Recent Issues in the Use of Signed Language Assessments for Diagnosis of Language Related Disabilities in Signing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 23(4), 307-316.

Novogrodsky, R., Meir, N. & Michael, R. (2018). Morpho-syntactic abilities of toddlers with hearing-impairment and normal hearing: evidence from a sentence repetition task. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53(4), 811-824.

Biran, M., Novogrodsky, R., Harel-Nov, A., Gil, M., & Bloch, A. (2018). What we can learn from naming errors of children with language impairment at preschool age. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 32(4), 298-315. org/10.1080/02699206.2017.1365096.

Biran, M., Novogrodsky, R., Harel-Nov, A., Gil, M., & Bloch, A. (2017). Characteristics of naming deficits in pre-school children: What can be learnt from naming errors of children with language-impairment? Language and Brain, 12, 89-108. (In Hebrew).

Novogrodsky, R., Henner, J., Caldwell-Harris, C., & Hoffmeister, R. (2017). The development of sensitivity to grammatical violations in American Sign Language - native signers versus nonnative. Language Learning, 67(4), 791-818. DOI) - 10.1111/lang.12245.

Novogrodsky, R., Kreiser, V., Armon-Lotem, S. et al., (2017). Position paper on bilingualism and language impairment in children. Published in the website of the Israeli Language, Speech and Hearing Disorders association.

Henner, J., Caldwell-Harris, C., Novogrodsky, R., & Hoffmeister, R. (2016). American Sign Language syntax and analogical reasoning skills are influenced by early acquisition and Age of Entry to signing Schools for the Deaf. Frontiers in Psychology, 7,

Novogrodsky, R., & Edelson, R. L. (2016). Ambiguous pronoun use in narratives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Child Language teaching and Therapy, 32(2), 241-252.

Novogrodsky, R. & Kreiser, V. (2015). What can errors tell us about Specific Language Impairment? Semantic and morphological cuing in a sentence completion task. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 29 (11), 812-825.

Novogrodsky, R. (2015). Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is not specific enough: Sub-types of SLI and their implications for the theory of the disorder. In Stavrakaki, S. (Ed.). Language Acquisition and Language Disorders. John Benjamins.

Novogrodsky, R., Caldwell-Harris, C., Fish, S., & Hoffmeister, R. (2014). The development of antonyms knowledge in American Sign Language (ASL) and its relationship to reading comprehension in English. Language learning, 64(4), 749-770.

Novogrodsky, R., Fish, S., & Hoffmeister, R. (2014). The acquisition of synonyms in American Sign Language (ASL): Towards a further understanding of the components of ASL vocabulary knowledge. Sign Language Studies, 14(2), 225-249.

Novogrodsky, R., Fish, S., & Hoffmeister, R. (2013). Semantic and phonological knowledge of native signers of American Sign Language (ASL) in a synonym task. LSA Meeting Extended Abstracts, 4, 32-1.

Novogrodsky, R. (2013). Subject-pronoun use of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 27(2), 85-93.

Hoffmeister, R., Fish, S., Benedict, R., Henner, J., Fisher, J., Novogrodsky, R. & Rosenburg, P. (2012). The American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI). Unpublished instrument: Boston University Center for the Study of Communication and the Deaf.

Novogrodsky, R., Roeper. T., & Yamakoshi, K. (2012). The Collective-Distributive reading of each and every in language acquisition. In S. Stavrakaki, X. Konstantinopoulou & M. Lalioti, (Eds.), Advances in Language acquisition. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kraizer, V., & Novogrodsky, R. (2012). The effect of morpho-phonological cues on words retrieval of children with lexical-SLI. DASH: The Israeli Journal of Language, Speech and Hearing Disorders, 31, 21-36. (In Hebrew).

Novogrodsky, R., & Edelson, L. (2011). “Once upon a time there was a frog and he said frog where are you”: Ambiguous Pronoun Use in the Narratives of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Proceedings of the Pre-Cognitive Science 2011 conference. (http://pre2011.uvt.nl/pdf/novogrodsky.pdf).

Novogrodsky, R., Balaban, N., & Friedmann, N. (2011). “When the child tells that the father is hugging him, who is the father hugging? The development of comprehension and production of pronouns in Hebrew. Language and Brain, 10, 1-19. (In Hebrew).

Friedmann, N., Aram, D., & Novogrodsky, R. (2011). Definitions as a window to the acquisition of relative clauses. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32, 687–710.

Friedmann, N., & Novogrodsky, R. (2011). Which questions are most difficult to understand? The comprehension of Wh questions in three subtypes of SLI. Lingua, 121, 367-382.

Novogrodsky, R., & Friedmann, N. (2010). Not all dependencies are impaired in Syntactic-SLI: Binding in children with a deficit in Wh-movement. In K. Franich, L. Keil, K. Iserman, & J. Chandlee (Eds.), The 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) proceedings, Cascadilla press.

Friedmann, N., Novogrodsky, R., & Balaban, N. (2010). The effect of crossing dependencies on the acquisition of pronoun comprehension. In A. Castro, J. Costa, M. Lobo, & F. Pratas (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (pp. 146-156). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Ruigendijk, E., Friedmann, N., Novogrodsky, R., & Balaban, N. (2010). Symmetry in comprehension and production of pronouns: A comparison of German and Hebrew. Lingua, 120(8), 1991-2005.

Friedmann, N., & Novogrodsky, R. (2008). Subtypes of SLI: SySLI, PhoSLI, LeSLI, and PraSLI. In A. Gavarró, & M. João Freitas (Eds.), Language acquisition and development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press/CSP.

Friedmann, N., Novogrodsky, R., Szterman, R., & Preminger, O., (2008). Resumptive pronouns as last resort from an impairment in movement: Relative clauses in hearing impairment. In S. Armon-Lotem, S. Rothstein, & G. Danon (Eds.), Generative approaches to Hebrew Linguistics, series Linguistics Today, by John Benjamins.

Friedmann, N., & Novogrodsky, R. (2007). Is the movement deficit in syntactic SLI related to traces or to thematic role transfer? Brain and Language, 101, 50-63.

Novogrodsky, R., & Friedmann, N. (2007). Lexical-SLI, Modularity within the Language Domain. Language and Brain, 6, 57-66. (In Hebrew).

Novogrodsky, R., & Friedmann, N. (2007). The many faces of SLI- Subtypes of SLI. Language and Brain, 5, 3-9. (In Hebrew).

Novogrodsky, R., & Friedmann, N. (2006). The production of relative clauses in SLI: A window to the nature of the impairment. Advances in Speech-Language pathology, 8, 364-375.

Friedmann, N., Gvion, A., Biran, M., & Novogrodsky, R. (2006). Do people with agrammatic aphasia understand verb movement? Aphasiology, 20, 136-153.

Friedmann, N., Gvion, A., & Novogrodsky, R. (2006). Syntactic movement in agrammatism and S-SLI: Two different impairments. In A. Belletti, E. Bennati, C. Chesi, E. Di Domenico & I. Ferrari (Eds.), Language acquisition and development (pp. 197-210). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press/CSP.

Friedmann, N., & Novogrodsky, R. (2004). The acquisition of Relative clause comprehension in Hebrew: A study of SLI and normal development. Journal of Child Language, 31, 661-681.

Novogrodsky, R., & Friedmann N. (2003). The movement deficit in SLI: trace deletion or thematic role transfer impairment. In Y. Falk (Ed.), Proceedings of the 19th IATL conference.