CRADL and its faculty coordinate and support scholarly efforts that focus on gaining a fuller understanding of atypical development and learning processes from birth through adolescence.
Our goals include:
• To raise visibility of Georgia State University's outstanding research programs in atypical development and learning.
• To attract new students who want to further understand atypical development and learning from an interdisciplinary perspective.
• To provide an interdisciplinary forum for sharing on-going research and formulating new research projects related to atypical development and learning
• To inform and evaluate treatment efforts to ameliorate problems in development and learning through research findings
• To address policy issues at the university, local, state, and national level related to atypical development and learning.
The laboratory contains an intervention room and observation room with a two way mirror for observation and recording of parent-child interactions. The laboratory provides a focused environment where parents learn how to use communication strategies to communicate with their child. The laboratory also contains undergraduate and graduate workspace and a transcription room where researchers transcribe information from the video-recorded interactions to code the child’s communication for analysis.
Augmented language interventions have a positive communication effect on young children with developmental delays, and this laboratory is integral to the development and examination of interventions to aid in the speech production abilities of young children with developmental delays.