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 early language acquisition 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 investigating the process of word learning in Dual Language Learners and in children who have been diagnosed with early language delays. 

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!