I hold a PhD in Linguistics from Stellenbosch University and a MSc degree in Clinical Linguistics (European Master’s in Clinical Linguistics) from the University of Potsdam and the University of Groningen.
My work experience includes working with young children and children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also worked as a research consultant and a part-time lecturer at Stellenbosch University. Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Fellow for the University of Cape Town and I am a Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University.
My research interests involve how typically and atypically developing children learn languages, and how certain cognitive mechanisms help languages to be learned. At the moment, I am part of a team adapting assessments that will test young children’s language in order to know if the child’s language is developing typically.