Ever wonder how children make sense of a world in which nearly everything they encounter is new? Are you curious about what exactly parents do that makes them such great teachers of language? Or maybe you have been astounded by how children pick up language so quickly when it takes you so long to learn just a couple of phrases in a new language? You are not alone! The Adelphi University Cognitive Development Lab is a research center dedicated to studying how children learn languages, science, and more! Our goal is to better understand the inner workings of a child's mind, and to pass on what we learn to parents, educators, and all those invested in the lives of children.
All of our research relies on contributions from wonderful parent and child volunteers. We make it our highest priority to make visits to the lab an enjoyable experience for parent and child alike. On an average visit to the lab, our infant scientists might be asked to watch some simple animations or listen to some speech, while our child scientists might find themselves playing games, descrbing movies, or even learning some new words! Sometimes parents are even asked to join the fun! As a token of our appreciation, all children receive a thank you gift in addition to monetary compensation for your time. If you have a child under the age of 6 and are interested in learning more about participating, please contact us!.