The University of Kansas offers a specialized Ph.D. in Child Language focusing on the interdisciplinary academic preparation and research training of child-language specialists. The faculty represent a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of language acquisition and language impairments in children. The content perspective is broad, encompassing possible genetic influences along the pathways to language acquisition and language impairments, theories of language, empirical methods of describing language and symptoms of language impairments, social and environmental influences, and the identification and remediation of atypical patterns of language acquisition.


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