2022 Campus Plan

New entry at Sixth Street and Florida Avenue NE © Dangermond Keane Architecture The Gallaudet 2022 Campus Plan is a 10-year update to our existing...


Acquisition of Early Number Concepts

Our second major research interest is to understand the developmental trajectory for acquiring early and foundational number concepts in children who are exposed to sign...


American Girl Consultant for American Girl’s 2020 Girl of the Year

Since 2016, Dr. Pajka has worked with American Girl on a possible book series that included a deaf character. By 2019, the series was determined...


Analysis of Eye Gazes and Attention Management in a Preschool Class

A new paradigm states that the issue of sustained attention observed among young deaf students is due to limited exposure to language. This study attempts...


Analysis of the lexicon, phonology, morphology, and syntax of ZEI.

My dissertation research will create a grammatical sketch and archives of Zaban Eshareh Irani (ZEI), the sign language used in Iran. ZEI is in critical...


Apophenoesis & the Origins of Creativity: Virtual Pattern Recognition, Error, Paths to Consciousness & Augmenting the Evolution of Self

This research defines apophenoesis as a convergent practical tool that can enhance one's creative process by introducing deviations from the familiar in such a way...


Arithmetic Processing and Language Modality

The lab has also been the home for an exciting new project investigating the language and social-communicative neural networks in individuals who are DeafBlind and...


ASL Discourse Structure of Personal Experience Narratives

This linguistic study examines the usage patterns of constructed dialogue as a discourse strategy in personal experience narratives in American Sign Language (ASL), and it...


ASL Music Videos: Audience, Aesthetics, and Culture

Music videos that incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) in the performance reach viral status when uploaded into social media platforms like YouTube and Vimeo. The...


ASL Translation of the VCI from WISC-V

Psychological testing is often problematic for deaf people. Many psychologists avoid exploring language-based reasoning in this population given numerous validity concerns and a general lack...

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