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Florida International University
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11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-9055
Fax: 305-348-3879
Email: plsd@fiu.edu

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The Project on Language and Spatial Development

The Project on Language and Spatial Development at Florida International University, directed by Dr. Shannon Pruden, conducts cutting-edge research on language development and spatial development. Using state-of-the-art technology, such as eye-tracking, we are beginning to discover how children learn their first and second languages, and how they learn about the spatial world in which they live. Our research on developing spatial competence informs educational practice in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our research is published in scientific journals and books. Contact us to learn more about how you can contribute to the understanding of children’s development!

Latest News

Congratulations to Rosalie Odean on winning the UGS Dissertation Year Fellowship!

08/01/2017

Congratulations to Rosalie Odean, graduate student in the PLSD lab! She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the University Graduate School's (UGS) Dissertation Year Fellowship! This fellowship allows Rosalie to buy out of teaching responsibilities in 2017-2018 and focus exclusively on writing of her dissertation.

Carla Abad wins Psychology Dissertation Year Fellowship

06/01/2017

Congratulations to Carla Abad, graduate student in the PLSD lab! She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Psychology Department's Dissertation Year Fellowship! This fellowship allows Carla to buy out of teaching responsibilities in 2017-2018 and focus exclusively on writing of her dissertation.

Congratulations to Carla Abad on Winning Best Thesis Award!

04/04/2016

Congratulations to our very own graduate student, Carla Abad, on winning the College of Arts, Sciences and Education award for Best Thesis in Psychology. PLSD is proud of your hard work!