Moonshots

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Let's learn words! w/ the Words

We originally pitched the question how can we effectively narrow the vocabulary gap between low and high SES children? We received mostly positive feedback and people thought our project was moonshot material. The people who thought our project was a yellow light wanted to know more about the long term

Pragmatics... and what happens when they fall short

Difficulty engaging in social situations.Lowered self esteem.Behavioral issues.Inability to make and maintain friendships.Pragmatic Communication Disorder has no shortage of detrimental effects on the children who suffer from it.However, it seems that majority of the focus in assisting children affected by this disorder is primarily in

Meet Our Team!

Dis-Order and Dat OrderChristina DiCindio is a senior majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Cognitive Science and a concentration in Language and Mind. She is from Princeton, New Jersey and is primarily interested in the way that the brain produces language. With plans to become a Speech Language Pathologist,

Notes on Sopht Music- Meet Us!

Name: Alison ComiteHometown: New York CityClass Year: SophomoreMajor: UndecidedPrimary Areas of Interest: I love learning about how humans use data and interact with technology in their daily lives. This is important now more than ever because we are primarily using technology to connect with one another in the midst of

Have You Heard of the Phonetics Fanatics?

Joan ShahoJoan is a senior majoring in Computer Science. He was born in Albania, moved to Greece where he lived for the first 17 years of his life and then came to the U.S. in 2015. Currently he is living in Philadelphia with his family. He is interested in

Now a Word About "The Words"

Steph Walsh: Hi! I’m Steph, and I  am a junior in engineering studying computer science. I’m from Stamford, CT. I am interested in learning about language acquisition in children and how different disorders can affect development.Jason Yan: Hi, I’m Jason and I’m a freshman in

Bilingualism Gang: Meet the Team

Nikhil AvadhaniNikhil is a junior in the College from New Jersey, where he is located this semester. He is studying neuroscience and linguistics, and is particularly interested in bilingualism and language acquisition.Sarah LeeSarah was born and raised in Seoul South Korea. That’s also where she’s currently located