Word Learning Lab - Current Projects

Current Projects


Word learning and later language outcomes

Our primary research questions are exploring how infants and toddlers learn words and how vocabulary learning and as well as other environmental factors influence later language outcomes.

We use fun, age appropriate and engaging activities to assess children’s language development and other emerging cognitive abilities.  In some studies we use eye tracking technology to measure where children are looking on a computer screen while they look at various pictures.  This technology simply involves asking your child to wear a small sticker on their forehead as they watch a video.

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Language development and parental report in bilingual settings

We are exploring how children exposed to more than one language understand and use their language skills. Current questions are exploring accurate identification of children who may have difficulty using their language skills in preschool.