News Archive

Pre-Launch Preview: The First VL2 Storybook App!
Pre-Launch Preview: The First VL2 Storybook App!
Pre-launch preview of The Baobab, VL2's First Storybook App!
VL2 Discoveries and Innovations
As we end our seventh year as a National Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning, we have made a number of discoveries and innovations. Read more about VL2's findings and legacy!
New Post-doctoral Fellowship Opening with Emmorey Lab
New Post-doctoral Research Fellow Opening with the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience with Dr. Karen Emmorey at San Diego State University!
New VL2 Book: Assessing Literacy in Deaf Individuals
VL2 is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Assessing Literacy in Deaf Individuals: Neurocognitive Measurement and Predictors, edited by Donna Morere and Thomas Allen and published by Springer.
UPDATE! VL2 Research on Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education
Last spring, VL2 Co-PI Tom Allen and Post-Secondary Engagement Coordinator Diane Clark presented a poster at the American Psychological Association on VL2's work assessing beliefs and attitudes about deaf education. Allen, Clark, and Sharon Baker are now writing up the analysis for publication. They also have revised the scale and are starting to distribute the scale for general use.
Professor Petitto Gives International Talks in Italy
Late November and early December were busy lecture times for Professor Laura-Ann Petitto, Co-PI and Science Director of the Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2. During this time, Petitto presented two formal lectures, with extensive post-lecture meetings and discussions involving students and colleagues.
Survey of Tablet Computer Use in D/HH Schools and Programs
Calling teachers and administrators who use tablet computers! Your input is needed for VL2 ASl-English Storybook apps.
Moving Beyond ASL as a Foreign Language: White House Petition
Petition to officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and as a language of instruction in the schools is now being circulated.
VL2 Research in Europe
VL2 researchers continue to spread the word about VL2 findings at national and international conferences. Presentations by VL2 researchers Karen Emmorey and Peter Hauser were recently featured in the European press.
Assessing and Teaching ASL: More Research and Digital Resources
From video libraries on the iPad, to digital bilingual ASL-English stories to the assessment of ASL development: there so many exciting projects and presentations going on with VL2’s translational product and outreach team.