Welcome to the TELL Lab!

The Treatment Efficacy & Language Learning (TELL) Lab studies how and when children acquire the use of language. We hope that our research will lead to improved speech and language interventions.


Learn more about who participates in our studies, what happens during a study, and how you can get involved.


Learn more about the research questions we are trying to answer and the methods we use in our studies right now.


Free Hearing and Language Screenings

The TELL Lab will host free hearing and language screenings for children. Events take place approximately once a month, in different locations throughout the greater DE area. See our Community Language Screenings page for more information.

UD Labs Launch Language Research Registry

The Language Research Registry is a new database for those who are interested in enrolling their children in research projects taking place in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Delaware. This research will be conducted to advance our understanding of normal language learning processes and to determine ways of teaching children with language learning difficulties.

Click here to sign up or visit udel.edu/languageregistry for more information.

TELL Lab Featured in UDaily

Language Impairment affects school performance: Treatment Efficacy & Language Learning Lab studies language impairment to help children in school

by Dante LaPenta

“Language impairment is one of the most common childhood disorders that you’ve never heard of. It affects seven out of every 100 U.S. children, delaying mastery of language skills in children…” Read more here.