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Dual Lab

Welcome to the Dual Lab!

The lab is directed by Dr. Castilla-Earls and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD).

The mission of the Dual Lab is to investigate language development and assessment practices in dual language learners.

La misión del Dual Lab es investigar el desarrollo del lenguaje y las practicas de evaluación en niños que están aprendiendo dos idiomas

Get involved! Current Research Studies

  •   Differentiating language loss from language disorders. This study is for Spanish-speaking children (5-6 year olds). Info about this study in Spanish and English.
  •   Growing Up Bilingual. This study is for college students.


The students are the heart and soul of the Dual Language lab. All our students are bilingual and are enrolled in the communication sciences and disorders program at the University of Houston. 


Spring 2019: Juliana Ronderos, Bernie olivares, Marissa Sampogna, Geissel Delcid, Lesly Cruz, Clarissa Balderas, Melissa Bravo, Dinna Pineda, Anny Castilla-Earls, Vanessa Choto and Monica Gonzalez


Presentations and Work in Progress

For links to our current work/presentations, please click here.