The Child Language Lab studies grammatical development in children with and without language disorders.
Director: Ling-Yu Guo, PhD
Cary Hall, Room 107
The Child Language Lab at UB has two lines of research focused on grammatical development in children with and without language disorders. The first line of research investigates the extent to which grammatical measures from language samples are able to identify late talkers and children with developmental language disorder. We are currently investigating whether the use of different pictures will affect children’s production of grammatical sentences. The second line of research evaluates grammatical outcomes in children with bilateral cochlear implants, bimodal stimulation (one cochlear implant plus hearing aids in the unimplanted ear), and unilateral cochlear implants (without hearing aids). We are particularly interested in whether there is an advantage of bilateral cochlear implantation over unilateral cochlear implantation on the growth of grammatical skills. We are also interested in early predictors for the growth of grammatical skills (e.g., gestures, verb lexicon, subject-verb combinations) in children with cochlear implants.