Gallaudet University Issues Press Release on The Baobab
VL2 Co-PIs Laura-Ann Petitto and Tom Allen and VL2's Digital Innovation and Media Strategies Manager Melissa Malzkuhn interviewed in Gallaudet news feature:"Gallaudet research center releases first of series of three bilingual storybook apps"
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.
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.