The focus of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language and Learning (NeuDLL or “noodle”) Lab is on the development of language abilities in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The mission of the NeuDLL Lab is to investigate the consequences of neurodevelopmental disorders on language development, with consideration for the relationships among genes, brain, and cognition, as well as their impact on language learning processes. Activities in the lab involve measures of cognition and language. The goal of this research is to understand how children develop skills related to language and communication so that those skills may eventually be supported to help children achieve their best.

About the Principal Investigator

Sara T. Kover, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Kover’s expertise is in the area of language development in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research has also addressed the overlap between fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, the development of cognitive skills that support language acquisition, well-being in families with a child with fragile X syndrome, methodological issues in research on neurodevelopmental disorders, and the assessment of language abilities in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.




You may reach Dr. Kover at:

Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
1417 NE 42nd Street
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-7888