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Welcome to Dr. Veronica Whitford's
Language Development Lab!


Our research investigates language, reading, and neurocognitive performance across the lifespan, from early childhood to late adulthood.


We examine these processes in a number of populations with different linguistic and cognitive profiles, including:

  • Neurotypical individuals (who are either monolingual, bilingual, or multilingual)

  • Individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental dyslexia)

  • Individuals experiencing healthy vs. accelerated cognitive aging (e.g., mild or major neurocognitive disorder, including early-stage Alzheimer's disease)

  • Individuals with mental health conditions (e.g., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia)

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