The mission of the Word and Sound Learning lab at the University of Kansas is to help preschool-Kindergarten children learn the words and sounds of the language so that they can be academically successful.

We are now recruiting Kindergarten children for our KAW Story project: Kindergarten Children Acquiring Words through Storybook Reading. Our KAW Story project focuses on teaching kindergarten children with language disorders new words through book reading. During this project, we complete an assessment over 4-5 sessions. At the end, you will receive an report detailing your child’s performance on the assessments compared to other children his/her same age. If your child’s assessment shows delays in language, especially vocabulary, your child will be asked to participate in the training portion of the project. During the 5-8 week training portion of the research program, your child will be taught 30 new words through book reading. During and after training, we will check how well your child is learning the 30 words we are teaching.

Interested in learning more about the KAW Story project? Click here to enter your contact information. Someone from our lab will get in touch with more details!

We host kindergarten language screenings at local elementary schools and send home information packets. Have questions aboutour research program? Click here to enter your contact information. Someone from our lab will contact you with details!


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