The APL is now recruiting participants!

The Applied Psycholinguistics Lab is excited to have two new research projects starting. The first, led by Windi Krok, a visiting assistant professor and APL lab manager, is designed to develop a clinical tool for identifying children at high risk for later language disorders. The second is led by Emily Harrington, a PhD student in the lab. This project explores how parents of toddlers learn a language strategy for early word learning.   To learn more about these projects, click on the CURRENT PROJECTS page of the APL website.

New project to launch August 1

Dr. Laura Hahn (PI) and Dr. Pamela Hadley (Co-I) have teamed up to study the contribution of child and maternal gestures and responsive maternal language input to word learning opportunities, production practice, and spoken language vocabulary growth for toddlers with fragile X syndrome. Read the story here.

Congratulations to Tracy Preza

Congratulations to Tracy Preza on the successful defense of her MA thesis on June 26, 2020 -- Exploring the interactive and linguistic dimensions of parent input and their role in the development of children’s simple sentences

Congratulations to Lab Alum Colleen Fitzgerald ’14

Congratulations to Colleen Fitzgerald on her recent tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at Bowling Green State University. We are so proud of you, Colleen!

Congratulations to PhD Student Macarena Gálvez Barrera

Congratulations to Macarena Gálvez Barrera on the successful defense of her Early Research Project on April 17, 2020 – Exploring Associations between Children’s Play and Caregivers’ Linguistic Input in Hispanic Caregiver-Child Dyads