As a developmental psychologist, Dr. Marchman's main areas of research are language development, language disorders, and early childhood development. Her specific interests include individual differences in typically-developing and late-talking children, and lexical and grammatical development in monolingual and bilingual learners. She has worked extensively with the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI), developing the CDI Scoring program and is currently serving on the CDI Advisory Board. Her current studies explore links between children's speech processing skill, early learning environments, and individual differences in language development in monolingual and bilingual learners from diverse backgrounds. She lives in Sunnyvale with her husband, her two children, and Oliver, her black cat. When she is not at the lab, she enjoys gardening and rooting for her favorite baseball team - Go Giants!.
Ph.D. Psychology, University of California Berkeley