Welcome to the Language, Learning, and Development Lab at Oklahoma State! In our lab we conduct research on young children's language and cognitive development. Our goal is to better understand the pathways that lead to successful development and growth for each unique individual.
We study how children and adults learn new words, categorize objects in the world, and organize their current knowledge. Our mission is to understand:
how individuals learn new words and categories
the contexts that best support learning and development
the factors that promote continued language growth and factors that put a child at risk for language delay
how individual biases and experiences alter learning