The Brain and Language Lab for Neuroimaging (BL2) was established by Dr. Laura-Ann Petito in 2012. BL2 has evolved into Gallaudet University and VL2's major research and resource hub for discoveries about the brain-based foundations of language, reading, and bilingualism in young children.
The Early Education Literacy Lab (EL2), directed by Dr. Thomas Allen, combines a program of research that seeks to study individual differences in learning through analysis of large datasets collected in authentic home and school settings, with the distribution of online tools and new assessments that will facilitate the study of language and learning among visual learners by researchers around the world.
In VL2’s interdisciplinary Motion Light Lab (ML2), directed by Melissa Malzkuhn, the team focuses on using the power of digital technology to develop engaging educational resources, including bilingual interfaces through visual narratives, based on VL2 research findings.
The Translation in the Science of Learning Lab (TL2) is VL2’s newest and fourth resource hub at Gallaudet, with Dr. Melissa Herzig as director. The TL2 team develops synergistic connections between VL2 and the people it impacts by helping to disseminate information and products created in the Center.
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, co-PI and scientific director of the National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2, speaks about early language acquisition and bilingualism at the Gallaudet Research Expo on March 24, 2016.
The VL2 Knowledge Festival is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, in the SLCC Atrium. Come learn more about the revolutionary research and happenings in each of our four hubs!