The Speech Development Laboratory consists of space to house research assistants, as well as a sound booth for
testing subjects with an adjacent room that contains the computer and other equipment for conducting perceptual
tests. Parents can sit in this room and watch their child through a one-way window. Parents can also hear their
children through an intercom.
Computer capabilities are available in the Speech Development Laboratory for creating and editing speech samples,
acoustic analysis, and processing speech, as well as for general purpose data management and statistical utilities.
One computer is dedicated to the presentation of stimuli in perception experiments and the collection of responses.
There is a play area where siblings of the children who come to the Speech Development Laboratory can play, as
well as the participants themselves between sessions.
The Ontogeny of Segmental Speech Organization