Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders

West Chester University

Patricia Swasey Washington
Ph.D., CCC-SLP

201 Carter Drive
West Chester, P.A.19383
Phone:  610.436.3404
Fax:  610.436.3388
pswaseywashington@wcupa.edu  


Bilingual Language Lab

Patricia Swasey
Patricia Swasey Washington, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The Bilingual Language Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University is located at 201 Carter Drive, West Chester Pennsylvania. Research is focused on language acquisition and treatment of language disorders in Spanish-English bilingual children. Our aim is to provide research that will more adequately inform practices related to assessment and intervention with this population.

Lab Personnel

Undergraduate and graduate students participate in laboratory activities. They are encouraged to be involved in all phases of research including research design, recruiting study participants, testing, data transcription, data analysis, presentations,
and publications.

Current Projects

  • Noun phrase elaboration in bilingual Spanish-English children. Investigators: Dr. Patricia Swasey Washington, West Chester University; Dr. Aquiles Iglesias, Temple University
  • Child-directed speech, socioeconomic status, and knowledge of child development in Korean- and Spanish-speaking bilingual mothers, PI: Dr. Sojung Kim; Co-PI Dr. Patricia Swasey Washington