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Sarah Key-DeLyria, Ph.D, CCC-SLP


Contact Information:

Speech & Hearing Sciences Department
PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751


Office Location:  Neuberger Hall 85B
Phone: 503.725.3698
Toll Free:  1.800.547.8887 x3698


Areas of Expertise:

  • Sentence comprehension and cognition after acquired brain injury
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG, ERP) assessment of language processing and cognition



  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • B.A., Cognitive Sciences, Linguistics, Rice University, Houston, Texas



  • SPHR 461 Neurology
  • SPHR 510 Motor Speech Disorders
  • SPHR 509 Aphasia Camp Northwest Practicum
  • SPHR 410/510 Psycholinguistics
  • SPHR 200 Introduction to Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders 

Neurolinguistics Research Lab

Curriculum Vitae

My research focuses on exploring the relationships between linguistic processing and cognition following brain injury. I use behavioral and electrophysiological (ERP/EEG) methods to examine specific aspects of cognition and sentence comprehension. My aim is to use what I learn to improve assessment and treatment approaches for survivors of brain injuries such as TBI and stroke. My teaching interests include neuro- and psycholinguistics, neurological illness and injury, and introducing students to the field of speech-language pathology. I am also a PSU supervisor for Aphasia Camp Northwest, an intensive two-day camp for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families. I particularly enjoy supporting students in their active pursuit of their own research and clinical goals.