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The psycholinguistic research conducted at the ALADDIN Lab focuses on how children develop receptive and expressive language skills, starting from the first years of life until these skills are consolidated in grown-up children, adolescents and adults.
We conduct experimental studies where typically-developing groups are compared to those of children and adolescents affected by developmental disorders (for example, Specific Language Impairment and Autistic Spectrum Disorders). We hope that the results of our research can be useful to understand the interaction of language with other cognitive abilities and so to develop new tools to promote early assessment and rehabilitation of language disorders.
Maja presented a poster on „ Co-Existence of Input Frequency and Structural Intervention Effects on Relative Clause Comprehension: Evidence from 3- to 5-year-old German-speaking children“ at the 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development, taking place in Boston (USA) on November 3rd-5th, 2017.
Maja gave a talk on "Speaking about one of two persons in a scene: Elicited production of referring expressions by children and adolescents with ASD" at the 10th Wissenschaftliche Tagung Autismus-Spektrum, taking place in Berlin on March 30th–31st, 2017.
Our poster „Verarbeitung von komplexen Sätzen bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung“ won a prize at the 10th Herbsttreffen, which took place in Potsdam on November 19th, 2016.
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Maja gave a talk on „Wenn Numerus das Satzverständnis vereinfacht: Empirische Untersuchungen zum Spracherwerb und Ableitungen für die Sprachtherapie“ at the 9th Interdisziplinäre Tagung über Sprachentwicklungsstörungen, taking place on November 18th–19th, 2016.
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