The mission of the First Language Foundations Lab is to maximize the developmental potential of all d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children through theoretical and applied research. We apply knowledge from cognitive/developmental psychology and linguistics to questions that concern DHH children, their families, the professionals who serve them and other stakeholders. Given the very strong and often contradictory claims that are prevalent in both research and practice, we are committed to increasing the quality of the empirical evidence so that clinicians and families can make better-informed decisions toward the shared goal of promoting the long-term and holistic well-being of DHH children.


Matt Hall

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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