Child Language Doctoral Program
The Child Language Doctoral Program was established in 1983 as the first specialized degree program in the emerging field of child language acquisition. The program focuses on the interdisciplinary academic preparation and research training of child language specialists. The internationally recognized faculty brings diverse approaches to the study of how children communicate and speak. The program offers students a wide choice of research tools, facilities and field sites including the Child Language Acquisition Studies Lab that has the largest known archive of transcribed spontaneous samples from a longitudinal study of preschool children diagnosed as specific language impaired (SLI). The Life Span Institute, the Language Acquisition Preschool and the clinical and research facilities of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provide research sites and practica.
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