Parent-Child Interaction and Language Learning Lab
The Parent-Child Interaction and Language Learning Lab investigates language acquisition in typically developing children and children with communicative disorders (e.g. deaf and hard-of-hearing children, children with autism spectrum disorders). Our long-term research goal is to understand how child linguistic environment such as language input from immediate family members (e.g. mothers, father, siblings) affects the development of child language skills. A particular focus of our lab research is the examination of interaction in mother-infant dyads with mismatched hearing status. Currently, we examine linguistic (prosodic, segmental, syntactic and semantic/pragmatic) and tactile modalities of interaction in dyads with normal-hearing parents and hearing-impaired infants and children who received cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.
Dr. Kondaurova is part of the Heuser Hearing Research Center (HHRC) which is open to many of Louisville's top audiologists, researchers and scientists. The HHRC conducts, promotes and distributes research on human hearing and hearing loss. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Heuser Hearing Institute's hearing serves building in downtown Louisville and is home to dedicated research facilities including two double-walled sound booths and a sound-field testing room.
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