Language Developement Lab

Director: Dr. Natalia Rakhlin

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Wayne State University


Dr. Rakhlin specializes in typical language development and developmental language disorders, biological and environmental bases of individual differences in language development, relationship between development and disorders of spoken and written language.


Selected Publications:

Rakhlin, N., Hein, S., Doyle, N., et al. (Accepted). Sources of homogeneity and

heterogeneity in developmental outcomes of children with past and current experiences of institutionalization in Russia: A four-group comparison. Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Rakhlin, N., Hein, S., Doyle, N., Hart, L., et al. (In press). Language development of internationally adopted children: adverse early experiences outweigh the age of acquisition effect. Journal of Communication Disorders

Rakhlin, N., Kornilov, S., Reich, J., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2015). Interpretation of anaphoric

dependencies by Russian-speaking children with and without Developmental Language Disorder. Language Acquisition, (ahead-of-print), 1-29

Kornilov, S.A., Magnuson, J.S., Rakhlin, N., Landi, N., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2015). Lexical

processing deficits in children with developmental language disorder: an event-related potentials study. Development and Psychopathology, 27(2), 459-476.

Kornilov, S. A., Landi, N., Rakhlin, N., Fang, S. Y., Grigorenko, E. L., & Magnuson, J. S.

(2014). Attentional But Not Pre-Attentive Neural Measures of Auditory Discrimination Are Atypical in Children With Developmental Language Disorder. Developmental neuropsychology, 39(7), 543-567.

Rakhlin, N., Cardoso-Martins, C., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2014). Phonemic Awareness Is a More Important Predictor of Orthographic Processing Than Rapid Serial Naming: Evidence From Russian. Scientific Studies of Reading, 18(6), 395-414.

Rakhlin, N., Kornilov, S. A., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2014). Gender and Agreement Processing in

Children With Developmental Language Disorder. Journal of Child Language, 41(2), 241-274. doi 10.1017/S030500091200058X

Rakhlin, N., Cardoso-Martins, C., Kornilov, S. A., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2013). Spelling

well despite language impairment: what makes it possible? Annals of Dyslexia. 63(3-4), pp. 253-273.

Rakhlin, N., Kornilov, S. A., Paleev, D., Koposov, R. D., Chang, J., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2012).

The language phenotype of a small geographically isolated Russian-speaking population: implications for genetic and clinical studies of development language disorder, Applied Psycholinguistics. 24(4), 476-496.

Grigorenko, E.L., Boulware-Gooden, B., Rakhlin, N. (2012). Правописание и

морфологическое осознание [Spelling and morphological awareness]. Psikhologia, Zhurnal vyshei shkoly ekonomiki [Psychology, Journal of the Moscow School of Economics], 9(1), 104-112.

Grigorenko, E. L., Kornev, A. N, & Rakhlin, N. (2012). Reading-related skills, reading

achievement, and inattention: a correlational study. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 10(2), 140-156.

Rakhlin, N., Kornilov, S., Reich, J., Babyonyshev, M., Koposov, R., & Grigorenko, E. (2011).

The relationship between syntactic development and Theory of Mind: evidence from a small-population study of a developmental language disorder. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24(4), 476-496.

Kornev, A. N., Rakhlin, N., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2010). Dyslexia from a cross-linguistic and

cross-cultural perspective: The case of Russian and Russia. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 8(1), 41-69.



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