Psychology


Tara Vongpaisal

Associate Professor, Psychology
 

PhD (Toronto), MA (Toronto), BA (Queen's)

6-382, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-633-3309

Biography

Dr. Vongpaisal is interested in how children develop their communication skills through music and speech, and how these skills are affected by hearing loss and other special conditions. Her current research is exploring strategies that use multiple sensory modalities (e.g., vision and movement) to optimize hearing outcomes in deaf children with cochlear implants.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Expertise
child development, hearing and communication, music and speech perception and cognition, hearing loss and hearing restoration with sensory prostheses

Teaching and Research Interests

  • PSYC 104 and 105 Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC 223 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 326 Atypical Development
  • PSYC 406 Advanced Topics in Experimental Psychology

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

  • Vongpaisal, T., Trehub, S. E., Schellenberg, E. G., & van Lieshout, P. H. H. M. (2012). Age-related changes in speaker recognition with reduced spectral cues. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 501-508.
  • Vongpaisal, T., Trehub, S. E., Schellenberg, E. G., van Lieshout, P. H. H. M., & Papsin, B (2010). Children with cochlear implants recognize their mother’s voice. Ear & Hearing, 31, 555-566
  • Vongpaisal, T., Trehub, S. E., & Schellenberg, E. G. (2009). Identification of TV tunes by children with cochlear implants. Music Perception, 27, 17-24.
  • Vongpaisal, T., & Pichora-Fuller, M. K. (2007). Effect of age on F0  difference limen and concurrent vowel identification. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 1139-1156.
  • Vongpaisal, T., Trehub, S. E., & Schellenberg, E. G. (2006). Song recognition by children and adolescents with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49, 1091-1103.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2013)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science

Boards / Committees

  • Psychology Bachelor of Arts Advisor
  • Psychology Speaker Series
  • Psychology Student Awards Committee