Laura-Ann Petitto

Projects

Scholarship and creative activity

2017

Stone, A., Bosworth, R., Petitto, L.A. (January 2017). Sonority in Lexicalized Fingerspelling: Perception Studies With Infants and Adults. Symposium at the Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America. Austin, TX.

Stone, A., Manini, B., Kartheiser, G., Malzkuhn, M., Langdon, C., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (April 2017). Detecting the rhythmic temporal patterning of language: Infants' neural, physiological, and behavioral sensitivity. Symposium conducted at Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX

2018

Kartheiser, G. & Petitto, L.A. (November, 2017). The impact of age of language exposure on spatial working memory using fNIRS neuroimaging. Poster Presentation at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Manini, B., Kartheiser, G., Stone, A., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (November, 2017). Evidence of maturational processes in linguistic brain (fNIRS) and psychological emotional (Thermal IR) responses in hearing infants to signing virtual humans. Poster Presentation at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Manini, B., Tsui, K., Stone, A., Scassellati, B., Traum, D., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (April 6, 2017). Physiological and behavioral correlates of babies' social engagement with robot and virtual human artificial intelligence agents. Symposium Paper presentation given at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.

Petitto, L.A. (April 6, 2017). Discoveries about infant language learning and 'readiness to learn' from integrated fNIRS, thermal IR, robot, and avatar sciences. Symposium Paper presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX.

Scassellati, B., Brawer, J., Tsui, K., Nasihati Gilani, S., Malzkuhn, M., Manini, B., Stone, A., Kartheiser, G., Merla, A., Shapiro, A., Traum, D., & Petitto, L.A. (2017). Teaching Language to Deaf Infants with a Robot and a Virtual Human. Published Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems/CHI (pp.553; 1-553:13). New York, NY, USA: ACM. ISBN 123-4567-24-567/08/06. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.475/123_4.

Scassellati, B., Brawer, J., Tsui, K., Nasihati Gilani, S., Malzkuhn, M., Manini, B., Stone, A., Kartheiser, G., Merla, A., Shapiro, A., Traum, D., & Petitto, L.A. (April, 2018). Teaching Language to Deaf Infants with a Robot and a Virtual Human. Symposium Paper Presentation at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Scassellati, B., Traum, D., Tsui, K., Shapiro, A., Petitto, L.A. (April, 6 2017). The RAVE: Designing technology-based interactions for deaf infants. Symposium Paper presentation at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.

Stone, A., Bosworth, R., & Petitto, L.A. (January, 2017). Sonority in lexicalized fingerspelling: Perception studies with infants and adults. Paper presented at the Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Austin, TX.

Stone, A., Manini, B., Kartheiser, G., Malzkuhn, M., Langdon, C., Merla, A., & Petitto, L.A. (April 6, 2017). Detecting the rhythmic temporal patterning of language: Infants' neural, physiological, and behavioral sensitivity. Symposium Paper presentation at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.

Stone, A., Petitto, L.A., & Bosworth, R. (2017). Visual sonority modulates infants' attraction to sign language. Language Learning and Development, 1-19. doi:10.1080/15475441.2017.1404468.

2016

Jasinska, K. K., Petitto, L. A. (2016). Age of bilingual exposure changes the contribution of phonological and semantic knowledge to successful reading development. Child Development. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2013.06.005

Kovelman, I., Salah-Ud-Din, M., Berens, M., Petitto, L. A. (2015). "One glove does not fit all" in bilingual reading acquisition: Using the age of first bilingual language exposure to understand optimal contexts for reading success. Cogent Education. 2(1). Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2015.1006504

Petitto, L. A. & Merla, A. (2016, January 14). Thermal infrared imaging and fNIRS integration. Presented at the Winter Institute Workshop, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2015, November 21). The impact of multiple language learning on children's brain development. Presented at The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, February 8). Universals of learning and the brain as revealed through the eyes: How we learn?. Presented at the NSF Evaluation iSLC, National Science Foundation. Arlington, Virginia.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, February 9). VL2, the science of learning and 21st century directions: Can we get there?. Presented at the NSF Evaluation iSLC. National Science Foundation. Arlington, Virginia.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, January 12). Children's discovery of bilingualism and the bilingual brain. Presented at the ISF Bilingual Academy, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, January 15). Revolutionary science, robots, avatars, and changing the nature of learning for meaningful translation to society. Presented at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, January 21). Grand challenge: Learning & assessment in the digital citizenship in the 21st century. Presented at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, July 14). Vision building: A lab and a center. Workshop, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, July 20). Impact, innovation and integrity. Panel discussion at the Science of Learning Center. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, July 20). What are these sister disciplines, and why do they matter to schools and families?. Presented at the SummerFest, Science of Learning and Educational Neuroscience. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, March 16). Universals of early language, reading and the brain as revealed through the eyes. Presented at the Neuroscience American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, May 9). Presented at the Visual Language & Visual Learning 1st Annual Knowledge Festival, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Petitto, L. A. (2016, September 9). Universals of literacy & the brain as revealed through the eyes. Presented at the USAID International Literacy Day Forum, Washington, DC.

Petitto, L. A., (2016, September 28). "New scientific understandings and directions from the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center for Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2." Presented at the Gallaudet University Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC.

Petitto, L. A., Langdon, C., Cochran, C., Andriola, D. Stone, A., Kartheiser, G. (2016). Visual sign phonology: Insights into human reading from a natural soundless phonology. WIREs Cognitive Science. Retrieved from doi:10.1002/wcs.1404

Petitto, L. A., Stone, A., Andriola, D., & Langdon, C. (2015, October 18-20). Age of sign- speech bilingual language exposure and syntactic processing in deaf individuals with cochlear implants using functional near infrared spectroscopy. Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Stone, A, Bosworth, R., Petitto, L. A. (2016, January). Perceptual sensitivity to sonority in visual language: Native signers & naïve infants. Presented at the 12th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR), Melbourne, Australia.

Stone, A., Kartheiser, G., Hauser, P. C., Petitto, L. A., & Allen, T. E., (2015). Fingerspelling as a gateway into reading fluency in deaf bilinguals. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0139610

2016

Stone, A., Bosworth, R., & Petitto, L. A. (2016, January). Perceptual sensitivity to sonority in visual language: Native signers & naïve infants. Presented at the 12th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR), Melbourne, Australia.