Welcome to the Language and Cognitive Development Group at the University of Luxembourg!


Our group is interested to understand how children learn, why some children can present “specific learning disorders” and how we can help children to achieve their full potential at school. We study important cognitive processes - such as working memory, executive functions, or phonological awareness - that children need to learn to speak, read and write. We are particularly interested in exploring these processes in multilingual children.

Our research has important theoretical and practical implications. One of our aims is to develop theoretically driven assessment instruments and intervention programs for multilingual children that will help to alleviate children's learning difficulties and prevent a potential downward spiral towards poor educational progress and associated social problems.

Our studies depend on the participation of children, families and schools. If you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you! Discover more about our research in this 3-minute video.

To see Frequently Asked Questions from parents and schools in four languages – Luxembourgish, German, French and Portuguese – please click on the respective tab below.

Language and Cognitive Development Group at the University of Luxembourg