The Children's Acquisition of Language and Literacy (CALL) Lab

The mission of the CALL Lab at Miami University is to identify barriers to young children’s acquisition of language and emergent literacy skills and to develop interventions for these skills that can be implemented feasibly in real-world settings.

Specific Goals

  • Identify and understand underlying barriers faced by populations of children at risk for developing language and literacy disorders (e.g., children in poverty, children with health conditions, bilingual children, minority children).
  • Develop and test novel interventions to promote high quality linguistic interactions among young children and their families, teachers, and speech-language pathologists.
  • Utilize principles of implementation science to evaluate and promote feasibility and sustainability of interventions in home, educational, and clinical settings.