F. Sayako Earle

F. Sayako Earle

Associate Professor

Office Location:
534 Tower at STAR


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2016
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 2008
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 2003

Research Interests

  • Speech Perception 
  • Memory Consolidation 
  • Language-Based Learning Disorders 
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities 
  • Declarative and Procedural Memory

  • 2020 Early Career Contributions in Research Award from the American Speech and Hearing Association 
  • 2020 – present, editorial board member, Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences (Speech section) 
  • 2020 – 2022 University of Delaware Research Foundation grant “Investigating the roles of sleep and wakeful rest in the consolidation of a new speech-motor pattern” (Role: PI) 
  • 2019 – 2021 American Speech and Hearing Foundation New Century Scholars Research Grant “The use of polysomnography to track perceptual learning in adults with developmental language impairment.” (Role: PI) 
  • 2019 University of Delaware College of Health Sciences Equipment Fund “Noise-canceling headphones for functional magnetic resonance imaging.” (Role: PI) 
  • 2016 – present, editorial board member, Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences 
  • 2018 – 2021 NIH NIDCD R21DC016391 “Perceptual learning and memory consolidation in adults with and without language impairment” (Role: PI) 
  • 2016 Conference Fellow, “Lessons for Success: Developing the Emerging Scientist” (co-sponsored by ASHA and NIDCD) 
  • 2015 – 2016 NIH NIDCD F31DC014194 “Phonetic learning in adults with and without language impairment.” National Research Service Award (Role: PI) 
  • 2013 American Speech and Hearing Foundation New Century Doctoral Scholarship