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Beate Peter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Research Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
University of Washington,
Box 354875
Seattle, WA 98195-4875

Dr. Peter

Dr. Peter’s research focuses on the behavioral and molecular genetics of communication disorders. Her active research interests include the genetics of speech sound disorder, dyslexia, language impairment, and cognitive endophenotypes such as sequential processing and temporal aspects of processing.  Dr. Peter was the first to describe a familial subtype of speech sound disorder in multigenerational families and to conduct a genome-wide linkage analysis in a family with speech sound disorder. This recent work induced a paradigm shift from a complex trait framework with many causal genes in the same families to a heterogeneous one where common disorders such as speech sound disorders are viewed as being caused by different variants in different families. Within this new conceptual framework, she is currently applying cutting-edge technology to identify causal genes. Dr. Peter holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech-Language Pathology, issued by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, as well as the Graduate Certificate in Statistical Genetics, issued by the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington.

Dr. Peter's Language Genetics Lab web page

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