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Our Mission. Haskins Laboratories is an independent, international, multidisciplinary community of researchers conducting basic research on spoken and written language. Exchanging ideas, fostering collaborations, and forging partnerships across the sciences, it produces groundbreaking research that enhances our understanding of—and reveals ways to improve or remediate—speech perception and production, reading and reading disabilities, and human communication.

Haskins Laboratories has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. We also have collaborations and partnerships, both formal and informal, with other institutions and groups around the world.

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Haskins Global Literacy logoAn outgrowth of the Haskins Global Summit is the Haskins Global Literacy Hub, an international and interdisciplinary collaborative that brings together an unprecedented partnership of over 20 teams of expert researchers, practitioners, educators, and education technology specialists representing 5 continents, to solve one of the most critical issues preventing people from escaping poverty, leading healthy, productive lives, and achieving their full potential.

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News and Events

January 12, 2023
Philip Rubin, Ph.D., has been named as the new Chair of the Board of Haskins Laboratories, starting on January 1, 2023. Rubin is the President of the Federation of...
July 25, 2022
The results of a big-team cross cultural research study by Haskins researcher, Sam Mehr, on the sounds of infant-directed speech and song, was recently highlighted in the...
Portrait of Philip Lieberman
July 19, 2022
Philip Lieberman, a George Hazard Crooker University Professor Emeritus at Brown University, died on July 12, 2022 at the age of 87.  Dr. Lieberman was a world-renowned...
March 9, 2022
In a March 5th article in the Washington Post, Haskins Senior Scientist, Dr. David Lewkowicz, offered expert insight to the question of whether children’s language...