Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

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Volunteer Basis, Independent Funding Available, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Work-Study Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

Overview

This fall, the Bilingual Learning Lab will be launching online and in-person studies that examine the separate and combined effects of input variability (e.g., bilingual input; multiple speakers) on language and cognitive outcomes in children with and without language impairments.

Undergraduate research assistants may be involved in:
• participant recruitment and screening
• informed consent and assent
• administration of computer-based tasks to measure executive function skills
• cognitive and behavioral assessment of language and cognition
• language sampling
• coding and scoring data
• transcribing language samples
• database management

There will be opportunities to work with bilingual children and families, and children with language delays and impairments. Individuals who are native speakers of Spanish, or individuals who have fluency in Spanish, are highly encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant will be interested in a longer-term (multiple semesters) position. Because of the time and energy investment from our staff to train a new RA, all undergraduate RAs must volunteer for one semester, for at least 6 – 8 hrs/week. After the initial semester, there may be additional opportunity to transition to a paid RA position. Undergraduate students are also eligible for thesis and/or senior projects in the lab.

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