Welcome to the Child Language Research Lab!

            We are dedicated to conducting basic and applied research related to communication from birth through young adulthood. The focus of our research is on verbal and nonverbal communication, and the clinical processes of assessment and intervention.

            Current projects focus on the powerful role of clinician and caregiver interaction in establishing a strong communication foundation for language development. We are also learning about how children who are dual language learners and children with language delays might perform differently on word-learning tasks.

            We use multiple methodologies to explore these areas in diverse populations including children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with language and social communication impairments, and children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., motor impairments; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).

            Research is conducted in the laboratory, in the clinic, in the classroom, and in the community. Contact our Research Coordinator, Emily Fowler, at eefowler@uw.edu or call our lab phone at (206) 685-2199 if you have any questions about our research or are interested in participating in our current research opportunities!