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Adriana Weisleder

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences Northwestern University


Adriana Weisleder

Adriana Weisleder is an assistant professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University and director of the Child Language Lab. Her research investigates early language development and processing in young children from diverse linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds, with a focus on children who are dual language learners. She uses multiple methodologies – including eye-tracking, naturalistic recordings, and clinical trials of interventions – to investigate both the learning mechanisms and contexts that support language development in infants and toddlers. She also collaborates on the development of family and community-based approaches for reducing poverty-related disparities in children’s developmental and educational outcomes. Dr. Weisleder is a proud Costa Rican and Spanish-English bilingual. She obtained her BA in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University and her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy and Education Success at New York University School of Medicine.