We are a group of scientists in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas who study the language, speech, and motor abilities that underlie communication development and disorders. Our work focuses on children who are learning language typically as well as those with communication difficulties, such as developmental language disorders (AKA specific language impairment), childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, and autism. We are especially interested in common mechanisms, such as sequential pattern learning, that underlie children’s production of language and action. Currently, we are focused on applying findings about common language and motor mechanisms to the facilitation of learning in young children with speech and language disorders.