How does the environment shape child language development?

Meredith Rowe is an educational psychologist interested in environmental effects on learning. She examines the role of parent and family factors in children’s early language and cognitive development and develops intervention strategies for caregivers of young children.

 
 

Research

How do young children learn language by interacting with others?

How do children learn language from their interactions with caregivers? What role do family factors play in children’s language development? What role does gesture play in language learning?