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Amanda Owen Van Horne

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Tower at STAR
100 Discovery Boulevard, 531
Newark, DE 19713
P: 302-831-3982
E: ajovh@udel.edu

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Research Interests

  • Developmental Language Disorder (also known as Specific Language Impairment)
  • Grammatical Development
  • Complex Syntax
  • Connectionist modeling & Self-organizing maps
  • Language Intervention

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • 2018 ASHA Editor’s Award, JSLHR, in the area of Language for Do the hard things first: Exemplar selection influences generalization following therapy for grammatical morphology, with Marc Fey and Maura Curran
  • 2016 SROP Outstanding Mentor ~ Honorable Mention, Summer Research Opportunity Program
  • 2016 NIDCD/NIH, Communication Disorders Review Committee, Reviewer, Grant Proposals
  • 2015 – Present American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Associate Editor
  • 2015 – Present Cognitive Science Society, Conference, Reviewer
  • 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Honors Advisor
  • 2010 Rising Star Award, University of Texas at Dallas

Recent Publications

  1. Owen Van Horne, A.J. (submitted). Considerations for eliciting grammatical forms from children. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools.
  2. McGregor, K. K., Goffman, L., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Hogan, T.P., & Finestack, L.H. (submitted) Developmental Language Disorder: Applications for policy, clinical service, and research. ASHA Perspectives.
  3. Hall, J.E., Owen Van Horne, A.J., McGregor, K.K., & Farmer, T.A. (submitted). Individual differences in verb bias sensitivity in children and adults with Developmental Language Disorder. Frontiers.
  4. Curran, M. K., & Owen Van Horne, A.J., (in press). Use of recast intervention to teach causal adverbials to young children with DLD within a science curriculum. A single case design study. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.
  5. Hall, J.E., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Farmer, T., & McGregor, K. (2019). Deficits in the use of verb bias information in real time processing by college students with developmental language disorder. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 62(2), 337-355.
  6. Hall, J.E., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Farmer, T., & McGregor, K. (2018). Individual and developmental differences in distributional learning. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, 49(3S), 694–709.
  7. Owen Van Horne, A.J., Curran, M., Larson, C., & Fey, M. (2018). Effects of a complexity-based approach on generalization of past tense -ed and related morphemes. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, 49(3S), 681–693.
  8. Owen Van Horne, A.J., Curran, M., & Hall, J. (2017). Can vocabulary lessons increase the amount of complex syntax produced by Head Start teachers? A pilot study. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 33, 305-319.
  9. Hollister, J., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Zebrowski, P. (2017) The relationship between grammatical development and disfluencies in preschool children who stutter and who recover. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 26, 44-56.
  10. Hall, J.E., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Farmer, T. & McGregor, K.K. (in press). Distributional Learning in College Students with Developmental Language Disorder. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research.
  11. Owen Van Horne, A.J., Fey, M., & Curran, M. (in press). Do the hard things first: Exemplar selection influences generalization following therapy for grammatical morphology. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research.]
  12. Owen Van Horne, A.J., Green Fager, M. (2015). Quantifying the relative contributions of lexical and phonological factors to regular past tense accuracy. International Journal of  Speech Language Pathology, 17, 605-616.
  13. Koehlinger, K., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Oleson, J., McCreery, R., Moeller, M. P. (2015). The role of sentence position, allomorph, and morpheme type on accurate use of s-related morphemes by children who are hard of hearing. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 58(2), 396-409.
  14. Cleave, P. L., Becker, S. D., Curran, M. K., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Fey, M. E. (2015). The efficacy of recasts in language intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24(2), 237-55.
  15. Koehlinger, K. M., Owen Van Horne, A.J., Moeller, M. P. (2013). Grammatical outcomes of 3- and 6-year-old children who are hard of hearing. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 56(5), 1701-14.
  16. Guo, L. Y., Owen, A.J., Tomblin, J. B. (2010). Effect of subject types on the production of auxiliary is in young English-speaking children. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 53(6), 1720-41.
  17. Owen, A.J.(2010). Factors affecting accuracy of past tense production in children with specific language impairment and their typically developing peers: the influence of verb transitivity, clause location, and sentence type. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 53(4), 993-1014.
  18. Owen, A.J., Leonard, L. B. (2006). The production of finite and nonfinite complement clauses by children with specific language impairment and their typically developing peers. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 49(3), 548-71.
  19. Owen, A.J., Leonard, L. B. (2002). Lexical diversity in the spontaneous speech of children with specific language impairment: application of D. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 45(5), 927-37.

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