The Child Language And Literacy Lab focuses on the study of language and literacy acquisition in children with typical as well as atypical development. In our research we seek to better understand the language and literacy difficulties of children and to devise and test new methods of instruction and intervention to improve the language and literacy skills of all children. A better understanding of typical language and literacy development informs our explorations of language and literacy learning difficulties. In our training program, we develop graduate students' abilities to conduct language and literacy research and provide evidence-based language and literacy intervention and instruction.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Schuele, PhD at 615-936-5256 (office) or 615-293-4681 (cell) or melanie.schuele@vumc.org


Finding The Lab

For more information about the CLL Lab or details on how to find it, please click HERE.

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The 9th Annual School Speech-Language Pathology Conference at Vanderbilt, sponsored by the Child Language and Literacy Lab, will be held as a VIRTUAL conference on August 4 and 5, 2021. There will be three sessions daily and attendees can choose to participate synchronously or asynchronously or a combination of synchronous and asynchronous. Asynchronous viewing can occur from the date of the conference through August 15, 2021. ASHA CE credit will be awarded on a per session basis; thus, attendees can participate in all or part of the conference and earn ASHA CE credit. Certificates of attendance will be issued on a per session basis to all attendees completing attendance documentation. Registration for the conference will be available on May 1, 2021 when the conference agenda is made available. For questions about the conference, email: childlanguageandliteracylab@gmail.com