Diane L. Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP
Diane L. Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She conducts behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies of cognitive and language processing in autism with the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language and a certified speech-language pathologist with extensive clinical experience working with toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and adults with a wide variety of developmental language disorders. A primary focus of her current research is the design of interventions for individuals with autism based on a neurobiological model of cognitive and linguistic processing.