For Parents

We are a research center studying language and cognitive development in young children, from infancy through school age. We have FUN, age-appropriate studies for children ages 6 and under who are developing typically, children with autism spectrum disorder, and children who are late talkers.

We’d love to have you visit us! Our studies are conveniently located on Boston University’s campus. Come in for an hour-long visit. Parking is free and your child receives a small thank-you gift. We’re open weekends as well as weekdays — we know you have busy schedules but we will do our very best to accommodate you!

If you are interested in being added to our participant database, or learning more, please enter your contact information and we will follow up with you. Or, give us a call at (617) 353-3379 or email us directly at We look forward to hearing from you!

Important Links

Directions to the Child Language Lab

Are you worried about your child’s language development?

Read about one family’s experience at the Child Language Lab

What does a visit to the Child Language Lab look like?