Irena Lovcevic

Research StudentIrena Lovcevic

Research Program: Speech and Language

Thesis Title

Early Language Development In Infants With And Without Hearing Impairment

Research Project

I am interested in early language development in infants with and without hearing impairment, particularly in role of infant-directed speech in language acquisition. There are still unanswered questions about aspects of infant-directed speech that are particularly beneficial for language acquisition and possibility that infants with hearing problems may benefit from different characteristics of infant-directed speech than infants with normal hearing. It is important to find best way for mothers to use infant-directed speech in order to facilitate language development of children, so answers to these questions will provide valuable new information especially for parents and clinicians of hearing impaired infants.  


  • 2007-2010 - BA Psychology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 2010-2012 - MA Psychology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Contact Irena
Phone+61 2 9772 6660
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)