The researchers in the Language Acquisition Lab are interested in the growth of children's language. Over the years, we have involved over 1000 children in our studies. We conduct our research in a play like atmosphere with games, stories, and good cheer. Kids enjoy the individual attention and novelty of our language activities.
The Language Acquisition Lab has produced a wide range of studies on children's language development including at least 15 dissertations. Our researchers have collaborated with other departments to develop a diagnostic test for language disorders that has been tested on over 1400 children across the United States. Some of our work has been highlighted in a national PBS special on language.