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Dr. Hendricks’ directs the UB Language Learning Lab which conducts research on language acquisition in school-age children with and without language impairments such as Developmental Language Disorder. Dr. Hendricks’ research focuses on how children learn language from the input they hear, with a particular focus on how children who are exposed to different quantities and types of input acquire language. Her work primarily focuses on the acquisition of grammatical structures and how sociolinguistic factors and differences in language ability interact in language acquisition. The goal of this research is to better understand the underlying process of language acquisition as well as to improve the identification of Developmental Language Disorder in children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Dr. Hendricks’ research is funded by a New Investigator Research Award from the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and an Early Career Award from NIH-NIDCD R21DC018355.