Language and Literacy Lab (L3)

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Language and Literacy Laboratory (L3) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to enhance educational, social, and vocational opportunities for individuals through the development of new assessments and interventions for spoken and/or written language disorders.

Training Opportunities

The "Preparing Speech-Language Pathologists to Improve Literacy and Language Outcomes for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" project is a federally funded training grant (U.S. Department of Education grant # H325K140305, 2014-2019) designed to prepare and support speech-language pathology master level students in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Grantees receive additional training in literacy development, language and literacy connections, and augmentative & alternative communication (AAC), as well as completing practicum experiences with children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. For more information please contact: Dr. Ilsa Schwarz (Co-Investigator), Dr. Jillian McCarthy (Co-Investigator), or Emily Noss (Field Experience Coordinator).

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Language and Literacy Lab (L3)


Dr. Ilsa Schwarz
Dr. Jillian McCarthy