The Purdue Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition (LLaMA) Lab invites families in Indianapolis and West Lafayette with children 18 months or younger to take part.
What is this study about?
We are exploring how children learn language before they enter school. We plan to follow families as their children grow from age 18 months to four years. Families who take part will help us learn about the many ways children can succeed at language learning. We also hope to improve the ability to identify which children should receive additional support before school.
Our study uses different tasks like watching short videos, playing games, and solving puzzles over three years to help us learn more about how children learn language!
You will have the opportunity to learn about your child’s language skills over time. You will be compensated up to $450 for participating across the entire study. Taking part also contributes valuable information that can help children and families in the future! Families can also have the opportunity to consult with a Speech-Language Pathologist to receive feedback about your child’s language development.
Taking part is convenient with flexible schedule for research center visits and some parts of the study can be completed from home. Free parking is also provided.
Who can participate?
Families with a child age 18 months or younger who is:
— Learning English at home
— Has standard hearing and vision
— Does not have any diagnosed cognitive or neurological issues
Send us a message on our contact page here
or contact us at:
765-496-0427 (West Lafayette)
This study has been reviewed and approved by the Purdue University Institutional Review Board “Lexico-semantic processing in language growth and delay.” IRB:-2020-1025