Stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the Lab

CLL Member Wins Award!

August 3, 2020

Exciting news for Vivi for selected as a winner for the prestigious Isabelle Y. Liberman award. Congratulations! More information about the award can be found here.

Congrats Vivi!

June 17, 2020

Congratulations Vivi on getting two papers accepted!

Tecoulesco, Skoe, & Naigles (in press). Phonetic discrimination mediates the relationship between auditory brainstem neural stability and syntactic performance. Brain and Language.

Tecoulesco, Fein, & Naigles (in press). What categorical induction variability reveals about typical and atypical development. Journal of Child Language. 

CLL End-of-Year Virtual Party!

May 13, 2020


CLL Lab Party 2020

Unprecedented times call for unique circumstances and despite not being together for the annual end-of-year lab party, our lab decided to celebrate virtually! We all shared yogurt covered pretzels and Letty read the ritual reading. Congratulations to the seniors- Tess, Megan, Jinman, Jenna, Anneliese, and Kourtney  for graduating!!

Tess will be getting a master’s in Speech Pathology to be a speech language pathologist, starting January 2021.

Megan plans on obtaining her MSW degree from UConn Hartford beginning in the fall.

Jinman will be enrolling in a graduate program at the University College London.

Jenna will be attending Teachers College at Columbia University for her masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a bilingual extension program.

Anneliese will be starting medical school at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine in the fall.

Kourtney is going to pursue a masters in education, specialty in special education teaching and secondary mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in the fall.

CLL Lab Party members

CLL Lab Party members

Kacie Wittke Presents at ASHA 2019

December 4, 2019

Kacie Wittke from the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences presenting a paper at the 2019 American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) conference, in collaboration with Letty and collogues from Texas Tech University.

Kacie presenting at ASHA 2019

CLL at Research Connections

October 17, 2019

Members of our lab talked to first and second year students about our research and the kind of work we do in the lab at the annual Research Connections event. We received tons of great questions and eagerness from students!

Vivi talking to students

Vivi talking to a group of students interested in her work around auditory brain stem responses.

CLL End-of-the Summer Party!

August 9, 2019

Members from the lab got together at Letty’s house for a night of good food and conversation. Also worth noting, Anneliese who wasn’t able to attend but still managed to make into the group photo!

Dr. Naigles goes to China!

July 22, 2019

Dr. Naigles had the pleasure of traveling to China in July as the invited keynote speaker for the Workshop on Language & Autism at Peking University, Beijing, China. While in China, Letty also gave a colloquium for the School of Foreign Languages at Central South University, Changsha, China.

Child from China wearing the UConn KIDS t-shirt

Child from one of Letty’s colleagues in China sporting the UConn KIDS t-shirt!

Dr. Letitia Naigles featured in UConn Today

February 7, 2019

Developmental faculty member and program director Letty Naigles was recently featured in UConn Today for her work on parental influence on language acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The article highlights her recent grant from NIDCD, which will support research on language usage in school age children with ASD. Woo-hoo! A link to the article can be found here.

Dr. Naigles recieves a new R01 grant from NIH

November 6, 2018

Developmental faculty member and program director Letty Naigles was awarded a new 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Her grant is titled “Early Predictors to School Age Language: Individual and Interactional Child and Parent Factors”. Congratulations Letty!

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