I am a researcher working at Kentalis and the University of Amsterdam. Kentalis offers education and care for persons who are hard-of-hearing, deaf or deafblind and those who have a developmental language disorder (DLD).
In my research I focus on the language development of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and children with DLD. In doing so I collaborate with the BRC in order to compare their language development to the language development of hearing children without DLD. At the moment I am running a study on word learning during play (WOLC-study). This is an Eyetracking study that I run together with Angela Stevens and we try to understand how children with and without hearing loss learn words in interaction with their parents.
Soon I will also start a study in which we compare children with and without DLD in their prediction of upcoming speaker turns in a conversation.