Portrait of Sabine Heuer

Sabine Heuer, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Program Director, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Speaker Topics

  • Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Eye-tracking as a Tool to Assess Cognitive Processes
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Interests & Expertise

Sabine Heuer’s research interests include the exploration of linguistic and non-linguistic factors that impact adults’ performance during language comprehension tasks. She is especially interested in the assessment of attention allocation and working memory processes and their relationship to language comprehension in individuals with and without aphasia, a disorder caused by brain damage that impairs language comprehension and language production.

Heuer’s goal is to contribute to the development of more carefully controlled and valid assessment materials for individuals with aphasia and related disorders.

Recent Funded Grants

UWM College of Health Sciences SEED Program 2013
Title: Validation of a New Eyetracking Method to Assess Attention Allocation in Young and Old Adults Using a Dual- task Paradigm

Courses Taught

  • COMSDIS 720: Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults
  • COMSDIS 690: Cognitive Communication Disorders in Adults
  • COMSDIS 220: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Hearing, and Language Mechanisms