Kaya LeGrand


Program: Developmental Psychology
Advisor: Letty Naigles
Anticipated Graduation: 2026
Education: M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College, 2020

B.S. Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Utah State University, 2017

B.A. Linguistics, Pomona College, 2015

Research Interests: Language in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan

Language learning

Communication abilitiesĀ of minimally verbal and nonverbal individuals with ASD

Representative Publications: LeGrand, K. J., Wisman Weil, L., Lord, C., & Luyster, R. J. (2021). Identifying childhood expressive language features that best predict adult language and communication outcome in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 64, 1977-1991.
Kaya LeGrand
Contact Information
Emailkaya.legrand@uconn.edu