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 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.