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About Janis Oram Cardy

Dr. Janis Oram Cardy is a speech-language pathologist researching language development and disorders in children, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, using EEG and other technology to understand the mechanisms of speech and language development. She also partners with clinicians and policymakers to improve publicly-funded speech-language services for preschoolers.

The Autism Spectrum & Language Disorders Lab is part of the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Western. We investigate neural, perceptual, and cognitive contributions to language ability and disability in children, and conduct practice-based research in collaboration with clinicians to improve outcomes for young children with speech and language disorders.

Our lab is directed by Dr. Janis Oram Cardy, an associate professor and speech-language pathologist at Western. The lab also includes graduate students from the MSc/PhD programs in Health and Rehabilitation Science (Speech & Language Science) and Neuroscience and the MClSc program in Speech-Language Pathology, and undergraduate students in psychology, health sciences, and medical sciences.

PhD (Toronto)
BA, MSc (McGill)

Academic Appointments
Associate Dean (Research), Facult of Health Sciences
Research Associate, National Centre for Audiology
Associate Scientist, Division of Children's Health and Therapeutics, Children's Health Institute

Supervising Graduate Students

Research Interests
- Neural, genetic and processing underpinnings of language development and disorders in children
- Overlap between developmental disorders such as language impairment and autism spectrum disorders

Research Interest Area: Children's health
Research Overview: Children’s health; Quality of life/ rehabilitation


Present Associate Dean (Research), Western University Faculty of Health Sciences
Present Member, Western University Western Institute for Neuroscience
Present Principal Investigator, Western University National Centre for Audiology
Present Professor, Western University Faculty of Health Sciences
Present Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)

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