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Developing Language and Literacy Laboratory
Developing Language and Literacy Lab
Welcome to the Developing Language and Literacy Lab (DLL Lab)! The DLL Lab researches the language and literacy development of young children from diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on bilingual or dual language learners (DLLs). Numerous projects are occurring in the lab that:
- investigate cultural and environmental influences on children’s development,
- develop assessment instruments of DLLs’ language and literacy skills, and
- develop and evaluate home- and classroom- based interventions.
Director: Carol Scheffner Hammer, Ph.D.
Latest from the Lab
New Article In Press To Appear In Early Childhood Research Quarterly
New article in press, to appear in Early Childhood Research Quarterly:
Cyck, L. & Scheffner Hammer, C. (in press). Beliefs, values, and practices of Mexican immigrant families towards language and learning in toddlerhood: Setting the foundation for early childhood education.
DLL Welcomes Two New Doctoral Students
The DLL Lab acquired two new doctoral students starting in the Fall 2018 semester. Julie Smith and Ayah Sindi will be completing their PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Carol Scheffner-Hammer.
DLL Members, Alumni and Collaborators to Present at 2018 ASHA Convention
The DLL Lab will be strongly represented at the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston (November 15-17), with its members, alumni, and collaborators presenting multiple studies in poster sessions and seminars.
Upcoming and Completed Fall 2017 Conference Presentations
Look for the DLL Lab in Several Conferences this Fall 2017
Completed Summer 2017 Conference Presentations
DLL Lab Presents at Three International Language Conferences this Summer 2017