Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
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 and structural MRI, 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! Or sign up for the FIU Cub Club to hear more about studies in our lab and other FIU developmental labs!
Dr. Pruden is recruiting new graduate students to start the Developmental Science Ph.D. program in Fall 2021! If you are interested in the development of language and spatial abilities in preschool aged children, please contact Dr. Pruden to learn more about her research, the graduate program at FIU and living in South Florida! Applications are due December 1, 2021.
The PLSD lab is currently seek a talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development. To apply, please email Dr. Pruden at email@example.com with cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative publications and 3 names of referees.
PLSD's post-bac student Carlos Desme presents his research examining direct and indirect effects of spatial activity, spatial anxiety and confidence on sex differences in mental rotation at SSHD and CDS conferences.