Language Acquisition, Processing and Disorders (LAPD)

Ongoing Projects

Our members are currently running and/or participating in a number of research projects that explore different aspects of language acquisition, processing and disorders. Below you can find information on some of these projects as well as on how you can contribute by participating!

  • The Babylab Utrecht conducts research on language development. You can get information on all the ongoing projects and learn how you and your kid(s) can participate here (in Dutch).
  • The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome study conducts research on the language profile of young children and adolescents with 22q11DS, a relatively common genetic syndrome with large phenotypical variation.
  • The ePODIUM project examines the early predictors of developmental dyslexia (DD), a specific reading disorder, using Machine Learning. Early detection of DD will enable interventions at a very early age.
  • The Praat study explores the possibility of using individual spontaneous language and speech data for diagnosing neuropsychiatric diseases and individual prognostication. The project focuses on individuals that have been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, aiming to gain insight into the person behind the disease. If you are interested in participating you can read further information here (in Dutch).