On October 16, 2017, the Early Education and Literacy Lab (EL2), one of four resource hubs at the NSF-Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) hosted a live, free webinar to introduce the Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist (VCSL) and the companion VCSL:O, an online assessment system that allows evaluations to be conducted electronically, with automated scoring, reporting, and data storage. Interpreters will be provided.
On August 4, 2017, Adam Michael Stone, (Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, Primary Advisor) became the first graduate of the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program at Gallaudet University.
The Petitto Brain & Language Laboratory, BL2, (Petitto, Scientific Director) has successfully piloted its RAVE ("Robot Avatar Thermal-Enhanced") prototype learning tool with 25 infants over the course of five days. The pilot was successfully executed between June 25 – 30, 2017.
Adam Stone successfully defended his dissertation on Monday, June 5 (Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, advisor). Adam will be the PEN program’s first doctoral graduate.
Two Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) graduate students and an esteemed collaborating professor of Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program were honored for their research and professional contributions during the University’s Graduate Awards and Hooding Ceremony.
Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) is excited to announce the initiation of two awards in our PhD in Educational Neuroscience program at Gallaudet University:
As part of activities surrounding Roberta Cordano’s inauguration as Gallaudet University’s 11th president, the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet’s Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), will provide a presentation about its research findings, translational activities, and their implications for education and policy.
President Roberta Cordano and Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto represented Gallaudet University during a panel on “Technology for Literacy and Disability” as part of the Global Reading Network and USAID’s International Literacy Day forum on Friday, September 9, 2016, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.
Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience program will kick off its 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk by Dr. Nathan Fox focusing on the effect of abandonment and social deprivation on the developing child.