Current Lab Research involves language and hearing projects. Our current research takes place at the Child Language Lab, Graduate Center, CUNY and Language and Hearing Research Lab, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
In our projects, children are asked to complete a variety of tasks on the computer. Our lab implements eye-tracking technology for some projects. Eye-tracker is a computer-based technology that detects child’s eye movements and helps us to see how the language is processed.
The goals of the Language Project are
- to understand childhood language disorders and what causes them
- how children process complex language
- what tracking eye movements tells us about how children organize words and use language
To find out more about this project please take a look at the project’s brochure Language_Project
Autism Communication Project
The goals of the Autism Communication Project are
- to understand the nature and underlying causes of breakdowns in social language
- to help to inform therapy for children with autism and conversational difficulties
To find out more about this project please take a look at the project’s brochure ASD Project
As researchers, we are interested in a number of questions pertaining to child language development. You can read dissertation abstracts of our lab’s alumni to know more about our projects.
Dissertation Abstracts of our recent students by topic:
- Neurophysiological bases of frequency discrimination in children with auditory processing disorder or specific language impairment
- Word association and semantic priming in individuals with autism spectrum disorders
- Auditory selective attention and language processing in children with and without specific language impairment
- An electrophysiological and behavioral examination of cognitive control in children with specific language impairment