Erica Ellis

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Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Department of Communication Disorders
Office Location: KH B106D


Dr. Ellis completed her B.A. at San Diego State University and her clinical work as well as her Ph.D. in Language and Communicative Disorders at San Diego State University & University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ellis is clinically certified and licensed in Speech Language Pathology. 


Teaching interests include language development, language disorders in infants/toddlers as well as older school-age children and assessment/diagnostics.


Research interests focus on lexical and cognitive processing skills in early language delay, specifically word learning and vocabulary knowledge in children who are late talkers. Additional areas of interest include parent and caregiver coaching, clincal education and supporting student success in the field. 


Title Date

Borovsky, A., Ellis, E., Evans, J., & Elman, J. (2016). Semantic density interacts with lexical and sentence processing in infancy. Child Development.


Borovsky, A., Ellis, E., Evans, J., & Elman, J.  (2016). Lexical leverage: Category knowledge boosts real-time novel word recognition in two year olds. Developmental Science.


Ellis, E., Borovsky, A., Elman, J., & Evans, J. (2015). Novel Word Learning: An Eye-Tracking Study Are 18-Month-Old Late Talkers Really Different from their Typical Peers? Journal of Communication Disorders, 58, 143-157.


Ellis, E., Robledo, M., & Deák, G. (2013). Visual Prediction in Infancy: What is the Association to Later Vocabulary? Language Learning and Development, 10, 36-50


Ellis, E. & Thal, D. (2008) Early Language Delay and Risk for Language Impairment Perspectives in Language Learning Disorders, 15, 93-100.





Ph.D. Language and Communicative Disorders 2013

  • University of California, San Diego
  • State Diego State University
    San Diego, CA

B.A. Communication Disorders 2006

B.A. Psychology 2006

  • San Diego State University 
    San Diego, CA


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