ASL Vocabulary Development
With Jennie Pyers
Deaf children are at risk for impoverished and/or delayed exposure to language, spoken or signed. Because early vocabulary is a robust predictor of later language development, my work in this area explores the trajectory of vocabulary development in deaf children with and without language deprivation. The goal of this work is to help educators and researchers develop interventions to mitigate the risks and effects of language deprivation.