Welcome to the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab (LAB)

Rita Kaushanskaya, Ph.D.

Contact the LAB

(608) 262-4695
Adult Studies

(608) 263-5764
Child Studies


Faculty Contact

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
343 Goodnight Hall
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 262-6473

B20 Goodnight Hall Lab

Waisman Center Clinics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 265-6902

487 Waisman Center
476 Waisman Center Lab

Mission Statement

We want to know how language and cognitive skills fluctuate with linguistic experience. With this general goal in mind, we study how bilingualism influences linguistic and cognitive functioning in children who are typically developing, as well as in children with communication impairments, including children with language delay, Specific Language Impairment, and autism. We also study factors that can facilitate second language acquisition in adulthood, as well as factors that influence how fluent bilingual adults process their two languages.