Our Lab Network includes people involved in research collaborations: colleagues from Universities abroad, colleagues from other Italian Universities, and professionals in local Educational and Health Services.
Beatrice Beebe, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, NYSPI, Columbia University, New York
Director of the Communication Sciences Lab at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research focuses on the social transmission of maternal psychopathology and the origins of infant attachment patterns, examining nonverbal communication as the mode of transmission. This work defines precise individual and dyadic social patterns of behavior organizing early relatedness, with direct implications for early intervention.
Marilyn Vihman, PhD
Professor in Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, England, UK
Her main area of interest is early lexical and phonological development; she focuses on cross-linguistic as well as longitudinal analyses and a combination of observational and experimental studies. She wrote and co-edited books that provide an overview of the field, both infant speech perception and production, and new data and new models. She is currently completing Prosodic Structures and Phonological Templates in Development, to appear in 2019 (Oxford University Press).
Laura Justice, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Laura Justice is Executive Director of the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, and also is faculty in the Educational Psychology program. Dr. Justice’s interests focus on early childhood development and intervention, language and literacy development, language disorders, and early child-care quality. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and ten books on these topics. Dr. Justice is currently the Editor-in-Chief of “Early Childhood Research Quarterly,” the top-tier scientific journal focused on early childhood.
Heidi Keller, PhD
Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Director of Nevet at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Research topics are cultural pathways of childrens’ development with a focus on infancy and preschool period. Empirical realization through a multisite, mainly longitudinal research program based in multi method approaches. The particular interest of the last years is a cultural foundation of attachment relationships. A second focus is the application of cultural knowledge into pedagogical theory and practice. Recently ethical questions have become prominent that relate to the worldwide application of Western theories and research results.
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Dr. Yoshinaga-Itano is a Research Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has conducted research in the areas of language, speech, and social-emotional development of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and children for over thirty years. Over the last 20 years, she has focused on the impact of early-identification and early intervention on the developmental outcomes of children with significant hearing loss.
Medical Doctor, Otolaryngology Dept. at “Guglielmo da Saliceto” Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
The main interests are Audiology, Cochlear implant and middle ear implant, hearing aids, Pediatric Audiology. She has published several papers on these topics
Head of the Otolaryngology Dept. at “Guglielmo da Saliceto” Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
He is executive member of the Northern Italy Otolaryngologic Group and Executive member of the Italian Pediatric Otolaryngology Society (SIOP). He is specialized in the medical and surgical treatment of deafness. He collaborates on a lot of research and projects on children
Speech Therapist, Otolaryngology Dept. at “Guglielmo da Saliceto” Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
She is specialized in the assessment and rehabilitation of deaf adults and children. She participates in various projects and research on the language development of children with hearing loss with or without cochlear implantsk
Nursery school manager, AM.IC.A Social Cooperative, Pergine di Valsugana (TN), Italy
Mario Fiori is in charge of nursery schools run by the AM.IC.A Social Cooperative, Trentino region. He graduated in Education Sciences. His main interests are organization and management of nursery schools, infants, toddlers and preschool children’s education (0-6), and education through movement, music and dance.