Phon Farm

Lab Interests

The Phon Farm lab is dedicated to the study of speech development. We want to better understand how children develop into accurate speakers of their native language. Related questions include why all children make some speech errors and why a small number of children who make persistent errors eventually require therapy. Our approach is primarily experimental, meaning that we look at factors that make children more or less accurate within our lab. For example, we’re interested in what factors make children more or less accurate when saying a new word like “maffpem”.

Lab Members


Dr. Peter Richtsmeier
Lab Director

  Amanda Good

Amanda Good
Research Assistant

Lab Location - 020 Murray Hall

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