Jenny Singleton

Professor of Psychology, Georgia Tech

My research investigates how early childhood social and linguistic experiences can shape developing biological systems such as visual attention and self-regulation. Specifically, my work focuses on gaze following and other visual engagement behaviors observed in the population of deaf and hearing children who are acquiring signed language from infancy. Through support from the National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning, I have been able to pursue these research topics using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and am also developing classroom and computer-based applications designed to enhance attention, language, and literacy outcomes for this population. Other ongoing projects include Ethics in Research involving Deaf Participants, Sign Language Assessment, National K-12 Standards for ASL Development, Atypical Sign Language Acquisition, Sign Language for Atypical Users, and Digital Media for Sign Language and English Literacy.