Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Ph.D. Speech Communication
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Hengst teaches courses in adult-onset cognitive-linguistic communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and normal processes of language-use and development across the lifespan. Her research interests include:
- Situated studies of discourse practices, especially focusing on individuals with aphasia and their routine communication partners.
- Socio-historic and practice theories that integrate communication, learning, and development within a unified framework.