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 consisted 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 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 provided a saliva sample as part of the genetic component of the study.