Sister Labs at UD

The Speech Language and Multilingualism Lab explores a variety of questions related to how children learn language, and how they learn multiple languages at the same time.

The Memory and Perception of Speech (MAPS) Lab is broadly focused on understanding how linguistic experience and memory for speech affects our ability to process spoken language.

The Language Acquisition and Brain Lab (QLAB) is dedicated to studying the brain organization of language development. We us a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to investigate the neural organization for language processing changes from childhood through adulthood, and how differently language networks function in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, language impairment, and schizophrenia.

The Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab studies the neural mechanisms that support language (monolingual or bilingual, signed or spoken), reading, and cognitive development across the lifespan. We use MRI and functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging technology in combination with genetic and behavioral analyses to gain new insights into the biological underpinnings of language, reading, and human cognition.

“Since 1974, the Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware (formerly the Infant Language Project), under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, has been exploring how children learn and grow. From how children develop language and spatial skills to how play can help scaffold learning, we are exploring children’s marvelous minds.”

The Measure What Matters (MWM) Lab works to improve the assessment of patient-reported outcomes for people with cognitive and communication disorders. The includes the assessment of health concepts that are internal and subjective, like quality of life.

Language & Cognition Lab

The Language & Cognition Lab examines how language relates to other cognitive systems and interacts with the development of children’s cognitive and communicative abilities. We combine a variety of experimental methods to study the nature and growth of language across different communities and learners.