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Executive Functioning, Language and Learning Research

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine are studying how children and adolescents develop executive functioning, language, academic skills and intelligence—and how developmental delays in these areas can lead to disorders. Additionally, subject-matter experts investigate how family environment contributes to outcomes in children with hearing loss and how executive functioning affects the psychosocial adjustment of children with hearing loss.

What is Executive Functioning?

Executive functioning is the set of mental abilities involved in managing and controlling thoughts, behaviors and emotions in order to plan, organize and accomplish goals.

Hearing, Executive, Language, and Learning Outcomes (HELLO) Project

Hearing, Executive, Language, and Learning Outcomes (HELLO) Project

The Hearing, Executive, Language, and Learning Outcomes Project is a collaboration between researchers in the departments of psychiatry, otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, and psychology and brain sciences (at IU Bloomington). The group is investigating how deaf children develop neurocognitive and language skills, including executive functioning after restoration of some hearing ability with cochlear implants.
Psychological Assessment Research Initiative (PARI)

Psychological Assessment Research Initiative (PARI)

The Psychological Assessment Research Initiative program develops new tests to measure executive functioning, language, academic skills and intelligence.

Faculty Spotlight

William G. Kronenberger, PhD

William G. Kronenberger, PhD

Professor of Clinical Psychology
David B. Pisoni, PhD

David B. Pisoni, PhD

Distinguished Professor