UCLA Language Acquisition Lab FAQ’s
What days and times are available to schedule appointments?
Where is the lab located?
Will my child's data be kept confidential?
Is there childcare for other children?
Will I be with my child at all points during the visit?
Where can I find more details about your studies?
I have friends with young children who may be interested. Can I refer them to you?
What do you do with the results of the studies?
The UCLA Language Acquisition Lab has appointments available from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. On occasion, we will schedule appointments on the weekend or after 5:00pm for enthusiastic families who just can’t make it during our lab’s regular hours. If you’re interested in participating but unsure of your availability, please give us a call and we’ll do our best to work around your schedule.
The UCLA Language Lab office is located on the UCLA campus in room 2207 on the 2nd floor of Campbell Hall. Upon exiting the elevator, we are across the hall to the left and one door down. There are bird and monkey pictures on our door and a giant welcome sign, you can’t miss it!
We know that the UCLA campus can be tricky to navigate, so scheduled participants will be greeted by a UCLA Language Lab staff member in front of parking lot 5 and escorted to the lab. For more information about directions to our facilities for appointments, please click here.
Any information that is obtained during your visit that can be identified with you and your child will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law.
Absolutely! Let us know before the appointment and we’ll make sure to have a research assistant available to play with the other children while you are occupied with the study.
Yes, you will be holding and interacting with your child throughout your appointment. In fact, your presence is essential! Our studies work best when the child feels comfortable and safe with you nearby. For more information about the procedure of studies run at the UCLA Language Lab, please click here.
Your babies’ results are immediately put with the results of other babies their age. We analyze the results by looking at averages to see how typically developing babies are reacting to our stimuli. Once we have collected enough data, we write a paper describing our findings. These findings are then published and contribute to the language acquisition literature. Please click here to view a list of our most recent publications.