- Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2000
- M.A. University of Minnesota at Duluth
- B.A.S. University of Minnesota at Duluth
Dr. LaVae Hoffman is an Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology. She specializes in child language development and disorders. Her research interests include the effectiveness and efficacy of language interventions and developing measures of language abilities in children. She regularly presents to practicing speech-language pathologists on issues related to the academic success of children with language deficits including responses to intervention, narrative assessment, literature-based language intervention, dynamic assessment, attention deficits, and information processing. Dr. Hoffman’s recent research projects have included an assessment of evidenced-based practices in speech language pathology in Virginia public schools, and analyses of psychometric properties of oral language measures with school aged children who have language disorders. Her primary development initiative is funding her Child Language Disorders Laboratory.
Prior to coming to UVA, Dr. Hoffman served as a research coordinator for an NIH funded multi-year, multi-site, randomized controlled trial research project which investigated language intervention with school age children. Currently, she serves on the Steering Committee of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 1: Language Learning and Education.
Dr. Hoffman specializes in language development and disorders in school age children. Her research interests include cognition, attention, and language issues in school age children, the efficacy of technology-based intervention,and research-based support for parents of children with language deficits who are experiencing limited academic success.