We are an interdisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds in cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics and speech and language pathology. We share a common goal of understanding the process by which children learn new words. In particular, we are interested in the ways infant-directed speech can help children connect the words they hear to the world around them.
Derek Houston, PhD
Jessa Reed, PhD
Jongmin Jung, PhD
Yuanyuan Wang, PhD
The work we do is possible only with the support of families who participate in our research studies. Listed below are several publications that highlight the different research studies in our lab.
- Houston, D.M. and Bergeson, T.R. (2014). Hearing versus Listening: Attention to Speech and Its Role in Language Acquisition in Deaf Infants with Cochlear Implants, Lingua, 139, 10-25 (Abstract)
- Cristia, A., Seidl, A., Singh, L., and Houston, D.M. (in press). Test-retest reliability in infant speech perception tasks. Infancy.
- Phan, J., Houston, D.M., Ruffin, C., Ting, J., and Holt, Rachael, F. (2016). Factors affecting speech discrimination in children with cochlear implants: Evidence from early-implanted infants. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 27, 480-488 (Abstract)
- Ma, W., Golinkoff, R.M., Houston, D.M. and Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2011). Word learning in Infant- and adult-directed speech. Language, Learning and Development, 7, 185-201