Child Language & Cognition Lab

Lab Description

In the Child Language and Cognition Lab (CLCL), we study how children learn and use language, and how children’s language and thinking skills develop together. We want to understand how to help children use language successfully.

Who We Are

The Child Language and Cognition Lab is directed by Paola Colozzo, speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences.

Other researchers participating in the program and activities of the lab include:

  • Judith R. Johnston, PhD, professor emerita
  • Kate Chase, PhD, clinical assistant professor
  • Cristy McNiven, MSc, speech-language pathologist and research assistant

The lab also includes undergraduate and graduate students. All are carefully trained to prepare them for conducting our research projects with children.

We are located at the heart of the main UBC campus, in the Friedman building at 2177 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver.

Our Research

The CLCL team conducts three to five research studies each year. Our research is usually done at school, or at our lab at UBC, or occasionally at home. Our various research projects involve children aged 2 to 12, some with and some without language learning problems.

Resources and Involvement