Christine Yoshinaga-Itano

The University of Colorado

Dr Christine Yoshinaga-Itano is a Professor Emerita of the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and is currently a Research Professor, in the Institute of Cognitive Science, faculty in the Center for Neurosciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, adjunct faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology and Audiology at the University of Colorado, Denver, Visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Centre for Deaf Studies and an international doctoral faculty board member in the Department of Human Sciences, Psychology area, at the University of Verona. Her research has focused on the predictors of language (semantics, syntax, pragmatics and phonology), social-emotional, cognitive and auditory skill outcomes of infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing with bilateral, unilateral, auditory neuropathy hearing losses, additional disabilities (e.g. autism, intellectual disabilities), in English-speaking and Spanish-speaking, ethnic/racial minority homes and those with complex needs (e.g.poverty).