Graduate Students

Caitlyn BoniCaitlyn Boni
MA-SLP/PhD Student

Caitlyn is a PhD student in the Speech and Hearing Science department. She earned her B.S. in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, she was involved in the Intellectual Disabilities Communication Lab led by Dr. Marie Moore and the Binaural Hearing Lab led by Dr. Justin Aronoff. Her research interests include language and social development in individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the family context.

Mindy EngMindy Eng
MA-SLP Student

Mindy is a Master’s student in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She loves working with children and is interested in helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As an undergraduate, she was involved in the Child Language & Literacy Lab led by Dr. Laura DeThorne and the Development in Neurogenetic Disorders Lab. She is continuing her involvement in the DND Lab as a graduate student. After graduation, Mindy hopes to work as an SLP for children.

Daniela FantaDaniela Fanta
Visiting Student from Chile

Daniela is a speech and language pathologist from Chile. Last semester she was involved in the Applied Psycholinguistics Lab under Dr. Pamela Hadley supervision and she is currently participating in the Development in Neurogenetic Disorders Lab as a Collaborator Investigator. Her interests include communication skills development and feeding and eating disorders in individuals with Down Syndrome, among others.

Laura ImmingLaura Imming
PhD Student

Laura is a PhD student in the Speech and Hearing Sciences department. She earned her M.S. in Communication Science Disorders at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and her B.A. in Psychology and English Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Laura's research interests include the impact of parent-implemented interventions on language acquisition in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is also interested in the role of genetics and attention on social communication in children with ASD.