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


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

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.