In the Lab

  • WHAT are WE? The Child Language Laboratory is a research center in the Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate School & University Center of the City University of New York.
  • WHO are WE? We are speech-language pathologists, linguists, psychologists, and more
  • WHAT do WE DO? We study child language and Child Language Labchildhood language  disorders
  • WHY do WE DO IT? Our main goal is to understand the nature and underlying causes of childhood language disorders with the aim of developing improved approaches to assessment and intervention.


Opportunities to participate

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Participate in our language projects and learn more about you child’s language development. Information about our projects can be found here!


kidsChild Language Lab’s Photo Contest

The Child Language Laboratory at the CUNY Graduate Center is proud to host our first photo contest! Read more As speech-language pathologists and researchers in the field, we strongly believe that parental involvement and guidance can help children develop language skills more rapidly. The last day to enter the contest is May, 1st!

Coming Up!kids4

The Child Language Laboratory will be returning to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for other parent-child workshops! Dates to be announced soon!

Past Events

March, 2015

The Child Language Lab visited PS5 in Bronx during teaching-parent conference day. Child Language Lab at PS5Children were engaged in the exciting “Making Faces” activity  and enjoyed it a lot! Parents received free tote bags from our lab.Making faces



February, 2015Child Language Lab at BCM

The Child Language Lab organized a parent-child reading workshop at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Tips about the development of reading skills and reading strategies were provided for parents. Children participated in a creative reading-crafting activity. Everyone had a great time! The Child Language Lab will be back for more events at the museum. Check our website for the updates.

January 10, 2015
Child Language Lab at SICM

The Child Language Lab visited Staten Island Children’s Museum  as part of the winter weekend activities. Our “Making Faces” activity had a great success among boys and girls of all ages and their parents! Everyone received free gifts as well!

December 11 – 13, 2014 CI 2014 Pediatric in Nashville, TN

Dr. Richard G. Schwartz and doctoral candidate, Zara Waldman DeLuca, attended the Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children. The meeting, hosted by the ACI Alliance and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, for educators, clinicians, surgeons, and researchers is meant to help disseminate research about cochlear implants and implantation in children. Dr. Schwartz gave a talk about his research as Director of the Language and Hearing Research Laboratory at the Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mrs. DeLuca presented her dissertation study on sentence comprehension and memory in children with cochlear implants. She won Honorable Mention for her poster.

November 19 – 22nd, 2014 ASHA in Orlando, FLRGS

The Child Language Lab attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference November 2014. We had five poster/presentations and our director, Dr. Richard G. Schwartz, received Honors of the Association.

October 7th, 2014 Staten Island Children’s Museum sichildrensmuseum

The Child Language Lab gave a talk at Staten Island Children’s Museum as part of the museum’s Parent Educating Series.  PhD student Erin Reily presented, “Ages and Stages”, a lecture and discussion for parents. Erin discussed stages of child language development and what parents should know to assist their children in language development between ages 4 and 7 years. Erin’s presentation slides can be found here. After the talk, our Director, Professor Richard G. Schwartz answered parents’ questions about their child language. Parents and educators seemed to enjoy the talk. The Child Language Lab will be back to SI Children’s Museum for future events!

BrownsvilleSeptember 20th, 2014 Brownsville Health and Wellness Expo

The Child Language Lab participated in Healthfirst‘s Brooklyn Health and Wellness Expo and had a great time! Children of different ages enjoyed our activities and received free gifts. Constructing paper faces was a particular success!


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