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Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
DM 248
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 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!

Latest News

PLSD Lab Hiring Postdoctoral Scholar

10/21/2019

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 sdick@fiu.edu with cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative publications and 3 names of referees.

Post-bac Carlos Desme presents at SSHD and CDS conferences!

10/20/2019

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.

Nelcida Garcia wins CDS Diversity Award!

10/14/2019

Congratulations to PLSD graduate student, Nelcida Garcia, on winning the Cognitive Development Society Diversity Award!