Current/Ongoing Projects


Profiles and progress in Spanish-English bilinguals with language impairment: Development of a criterion reference measure

In this project we document performance in the domains of semantics and morphosyntax in Spanish-English bilinguals between the ages of 4 and 10.  We are interested in understanding how performance changes as a function of age and language experience.  We will develop testing sequences that can be used to determine language goals and document progress toward those goals.

The research project is funded by the NIDCD.  Bedore (PI) and Peña (co-PI) (2016-2021).  Our collaborators are Aquiles Iglesias (U Delaware) and Gabi Simon-Cereijido (Cal State Los Angeles).

Cross-Language Outcomes of Language Impairment

The purpose of this project is to better understand patterns of growth in phonology, semantics, and grammar within and between languages in children with language impairment. We are interested in how relative exposure to two languages impacts language growth in these children. We will also examine patterns of short-term learning relative to child language ability and exposure to two languages.

The research project is funded by the NIDCD. Peña (PI), Bedore (co-PI) and Griffin (co-PI).  (2010-2017).