Child Language Laboratory

The Child Language Laboratory at Fredonia State University is managed by Dr. Anny Castilla-Earls of the University of Houston and Dr. Katrina Fulcher-Rood of Fredonia. The main focus of the Child Language Lab is the study of the assessment of language skills in monolingual and bilingual children. Two main research projects are currently being conducted in the lab:

DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF TWO LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT TESTS FOR 4- TO 6-YEAR OLD CHILDREN: The goal of this study is to assess the diagnostic accuracy of two widely used omnibus language tests for preschool and early-elementary children: the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Preschool 2 (CELF-P2) and the Preschool Language Scale 5 (PLS-5).

EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS OF SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENTS IN SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN: The goal of this investigation is to identify Spanish grammatical structures that are less vulnerable to variation in bilingual populations and reliable identifiers of language impairments.

The Child Language Lab currently receives funding from the National Institute of Health until May of 2017. If you are interested in obtaining more information or wish to be part of our dynamic team please contact Dr. Castilla-Earls at


Communication Disorders and Sciences Office

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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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