Jordan Hall, Building 460 Room 54
As a developmental psychologist, my main areas of research are language development, language disorders, and early childhood development. My specific interests include individual differences in typically-developing and late-talking children, and lexical and grammatical development in monolingual and bilingual learners. My studies have incorporated a variety of experimental methods as well as computational approaches and naturalistic observation. I have worked extensively with the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI), developing the CDI Scoring program and currently serving on the CDI Advisory Board. My most recent work in collaboration with Anne Fernald at Stanford focuses on the development of real-time spoken language understanding using the looking-while-listening task. Our current studies explore links between children's speech processing skill, early learning environments, and individual differences in language development in monolingual and bilingual learners from diverse backgrounds.