In the first months of life, children are already actively interested in the world around them.  At the Baby Speech Lab at Purdue University, researchers study infants in order to learn more about their newly-developing speech perception and language skills.   We are interested in how young children develop language.  Specifically, the researchers will be studying infants' early understanding of speech.


The details of individual studies vary, but typically your child is seated on your lap and we measure the amount of time he or she responds to various examples of speech.  Our studies are not clinical assessments.  Rather, we look at results from a group of infants in the same age range.  Our research aims to advance our understanding of normal language development.

Purdue babylabs

Infant Speech Lab