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Research Interests

Elizabeth Norton's research investigates the brain and behavioral basis of language and reading development and disorders, particularly early identification of disorders such as dyslexia, developmental language disorder, and autism. She uses EEG/ERP and MRI brain imaging methodologies to investigate these questions in infants, toddlers, and children. Collaborations include studies of developmentally-sensitive measures of premature infants’ brain development, indicators of mental health and its relations with language, and intervention for cardiovascular health.

Education/Academic qualification

Language and Brain Development, BA, Dartmouth College

Child Study and Human Development, PhD, Tufts University

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Dyslexia Medicine & Life Sciences
Reading Medicine & Life Sciences
Language Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Neuroimaging Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2014 2023

Autistic Disorder
Language Development

Neural Biomarkers of Language in Preterm Infants

Estabrook, C. R. & Norton, E. S.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Project: Research project

Language Disorders
Premature Infants
Speech Disorders

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 777 Citations
  • 17 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Short survey
1 Citation (Scopus)

Disrupted left fusiform response to print in beginning kindergartners is associated with subsequent reading

Centanni, T. M., Norton, E. S., Ozernov-Palchik, O., Park, A., Beach, S. D., Halverson, K., Gaab, N. & Gabrieli, J. D. E., 2019, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 22, 101715.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Temporal Lobe
6 Citations (Scopus)
Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Primary Health Care
Delivery of Health Care
1 Citation (Scopus)

Language processing skills linked to FMR1 variation: A study of gaze-language coordination during rapid automatized naming among women with the FMR1 premutation

Nayar, K., McKinney, W., Hogan, A. L., Martin, G. E., Valle, C. L., Sharp, K., Berry-Kravis, E., Norton, E. S., Gordon, P. C. & Losh, M. C., Jan 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 7, e0219924.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein
Mental Disorders
Mental Health
Neuronal Plasticity

Relations between toddler expressive language and temper tantrums in a community sample

Manning, B. L., Roberts, M. Y., Estabrook, R., Petitclerc, A., Burns, J. L., Briggs-Gowan, M., Wakschlag, L. S. & Norton, E. S., Nov 1 2019, In : Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 65, 101070.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health