Position: Associate Professor
Organization: Wayne State University
Research Focus: Language acquisition in young children
Born and raised in Russia, Associate Professor Natalia Rakhlin, Ph.D., came to Wayne State University in 2014 to join the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prior to WSU, Rakhlin was at the Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
Rakhlin’s research is focused on language acquisition in young children — in typical development and under conditions of developmental pathology — and the factors — child-internal and environmental — that contribute to developmental outcomes. She has published papers on language development in children with developmental language disorder and developmental dyslexia.
In addition to her research at Wayne State, Rakhlin teaches courses on speech and sound disorders in children, child language acquisition, and language and disorders in children from birth to age 5. Rakhlin also is a member of the scientific advisory board for the New England Research on Dyslexia Society and a former member of its executive committee.