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SFA 5: Integration of Research and Education-Student Training for the Next Generation

The goal of this SFA is to train a new generation of scientists, skilled in interdisciplinary methods for advancing the Science of Learning of Visual Language and Visual Learning leading to a sustainable community of scholars, both deaf and hearing, pursu…
VL2 provides education and training to emerging scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels in the interdisciplinary study of visual language and visual le… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/research/strategic-focus-areas1/sfa-5-integration-research-and-education-student-training-next-generation/

SFA 3: Reading and Literacy in Visual Learning

The goal of this SFA is to determine the contribution of variation in sensory and linguistic experience on the development and mastery of reading and literacy. (Lynn McQuarrie, Leader)
Emerging from VL2 Center research as discussed above comes a new view of bilingualism that includes exposure to two languages, one through natural language exposure and one throug… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/research/strategic-focus-areas1/sfa-3-reading-and-literacy-visual-learning/

SFA 2: Language Development & Bilingualism

The goal of this SFA is to understand the principles and organization of linguistic competencies developed through the visual modality. (Erin Wilkinson, Leader)
Current conceptions of the nature of human language have been revolutionized by the discovery that signed languages, despite their radically different forms and organization relat… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/research/strategic-focus-areas1/sfa-2-language-development-and-bilingualism/

SFA 4: Translation in Education-Translational Products, Tools, and Dissemination

The goal of this SFA is to develop and test innovative instructional practices that are motivated by the discoveries made in Center research. (Melissa Herzig, Leader)
SFA 4 is powerfully aligned in content and resources to bridge the fruits of our VL2 laboratory research discoveries (as well as those in the field) to provide the richest input i… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/research/strategic-focus-areas1/sfa-4-translation-education-translational-products-tools-and-dissemination/

SFA 1: Visual & Cognitive Plasticity

The goal of this SFA is to determine the effects of variation in sensory and linguistic experience on the development of visual and higher cognitive systems. (Rain Bosworth, Leader)
Using multiple methods and grains of analyses, spanning VL2’s psychophysical and neurophysiological studies, VL2 researchers have made significant contributions to Theme 1, regard… http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/research/strategic-focus-areas1/sfa-1-visual-and-cognitive-plasticity/