Janet Olson Ph.D.
- COMD 220: Introduction to Communicative Disorders
- COMD 305: Language Development
- COMD 421: Aural Rehabilitation
- COMD 676: Organization and Planning of Speech, Language, Hearing Services
- Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, Developmental Psychology
- M.A., Northern Illinois University, Speech-Language Pathology
- M.A., University of Illinois, Audiology
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Illinois, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
- Licensed to practice audiology in the state of Illinois, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
- Teacher Licensure: SLP (Teaching), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
- Early language acquisition
- Mother-infant interactions
- Gesture use
- Mothers use of internal state language
Olson, J. & Masur, E.F. (2020). Mothers' talk about perceptions, wants, feelings, and thoughts during play: General or specific relations to infants’ internal state vocabularies and gender? Language, Learning, and Development, 16(2), 196-209.
Olson, J. and Masur, E.F. (2019). Developmental changes in the frequency and complexity of mothers' internal state utterances across the second year. First Language, 39(4), 462-476.
Loy, M., Masur, E.F., and Olson, J. (2018). Developmental changes in infants' and mothers' pathways to achieving joint attention episodes. Infant Behavior and Development, 50:264-273.
Masur, E.F., Flynn, V., and Olson, J. (2016). Infants' background television exposure during play: Negative relations to the quantity and quality of mothers' speech and infants' vocabulary acquisition. First Language, 36(2), 109-123.
Masur, E.F., Flynn, V. and Olson, J. (2015). The presence of background television during young children's play. Journal of Children and Media. 9(3), 349-367.
Olson, J. and Masur, E.F. (2015). Mothers' labeling responses to infants' gestures predict vocabulary outcomes. Journal of Child Language. 42(6), 1289-1311.
Olson, J. and Masur, E.F. (2013). Mothers respond differently to infants' gestural versus nongestural communicative bids. First Language. 33(4), 372-387.
Olson, J. and Masur, E.F. (2012). Mothers respond differently to infants' familiar versus non-familiar imitations. Journal of Child Language, 39(4), 731-752
Olson, J. and Masur, E.F. (2011). Infants' gestures influence mothers' provision of object, action, and internal state labels. Journal of Child Language, 38, 1028-1054.
Masur, E. and Olson, J. (2008). Mothers' and infants' responses to their partners' spontaneous action and vocal/verbal imitation. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 704-715.