Dr. Hoffman specializes in language development and disorders in children. Her research interests include cognition, attention, and language issues in preschool and school age children, the efficacy of intervention, and research-based support for parents of children with language deficits who are experiencing limited academic success. The quality and impact of her research has been nationally recognized via American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Editor's Awards for two publications:
Hoffman, L. M., Ireland, M., Hall-Mills, S., & Flynn, P. (2013). Evidence based speech-language pathology practices in schools: Findings from a national survey. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 44, 266-280.
Gillam, R. B., Frome Loeb, D., Hoffman, L. M., Bohman, T., Champlin, C. A., Thibodeau, L., Widen, J., Brandel, J., & Friel-Patti, S. (2008). Efficacy of Fast ForWord-Language intervention in school-age children with language impairment: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 51, 97-119. .