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LOOKING at Language is a longitudinal study investigating factors that influence language development in Western Australian children.

It is a 15 year study which commenced in 2002 and is a joint initiative between the Telethon Kids Institute, UWA, the University of Kansas and Nebraska University.   

Our study participants consist of 1 cohort of singletons and 4 cohorts of twins who have completed face to face assessments at the ages of 4, 6, 9 and currently 13 years of age.

In addition to the study participants, we also invited their family members to do a one-off language assessment to get a picture of how language develops within families. All study participants also provide a saliva sample as part of the genetic component of the study.

About Looking at Language

Prof Mabel Rice talks LAL