Dr. Lisa Goffman is the Nelle C. Johnston Professor in Early Childhood Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She was awarded $3,050,953 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on A Developmental Framework For Linking Phonological And Morpho-syntactic Sequential Pattern Rules In Developmental Language Disorder. With her research, Dr. Goffman believes linking sound pattern learning to both grammatical and word learning deficits will potentially contribute to the earlier identification of children with developmental language disorder (DLD) and also provide new avenues of treatment. Dr. Goffman’s goal is to help identify underlying mechanisms of DLD and to suggest possible intervention strategies.