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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 Carla Abad on Winning Best Thesis Award!


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!

Elsa Bravo Admitted to FIU Developmental Science Graduate Program


Congratulations to our very own undergraduate research assistant, Elsa Bravo, on her admission to FIU's Developmental Science Doctoral Program. Elsa also received graduate school offers from Temple University and the University of Delaware. Elsa has decided she will be staying at FIU to train with the PLSD lab and Dr. Pruden as a graduate student. Congrats!

Tatiana Barriga wins Worlds Ahead Graduate Award


The PLSD lab would like to congratulate our very own undergraduate research assistant Tatiana Barriga on winning the Worlds Ahead Graduate Award and being recognized at the Fall 2015 graduation ceremony. We are so proud of all of the work that Tati has done! Congratulations!