In 2008, Knowledge in Development (KID) Inc. was founded by Daniela O’Neill to publish and distribute the Language Use Inventory (LUI) to professionals and researchers.
As the developer of the LUI, Daniela had several goals in founding the company, that continue to guide the company today including
All proceeds from the LUI to date have been used to develop new features, increase awareness and use of LUI, and for the Child Language Research undergraduate award.
A bit more history about Knowledge in Development:
Knowledge in Development Inc. is a registered Ontario corporation based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In March 2011, Knowledge in Development became a client of the Accelerator Centre (AC), a world-renowned centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship located in the David Johnston Research + Technology Park at the University of Waterloo. With the help of the AC and Communitech, VentureStart funding to support the development of the Language Use Inventory online platform was secured from the Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre supported by the Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation.
Our amazing web developer is Lucas Harron, founder and CEO of Great Blue Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario.
Knowledge in Development Inc.
5-420 Erb Street West, Suite 403
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 6 K6
tel/fax: (888) 232 2502
It is an important goal of Knowledge in Development to give back to our local and Canadian community by supporting young students entering the field of speech-language pathology and community initiatives aimed at fostering young children’s communicative development.
Annual Child Language Research Award
A portion of the proceeds from all sales is helping to support future researchers and clinicians in the field of child language! We have proudly established an annual Child Language Research Award at the University of Waterloo. This monetary award is presented annually to one graduating undergraduate student based on their academic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to future study related to child language development in a postgraduate program (e.g., developmental psychology; speech-language pathology).
Past award recipients include:
2011 Ragini Suresh
2012 Mary Krupicz
2013 Zachary Miller
2014 Olivia Daub
2015 Nasim Amadpour
2016 (awarded jointly) Taylor Riemersma and Richard Holmes
(2017 No recipient)
2018 Shannan Floto
2019 Bronte Amelia Smith
2020 Erin Kim
We also seek opportunities to support efforts of local community members, teachers, schools that will make a difference to children’s early communicative development. Contact us for more information.
As we grow, we would be interested in hearing from other researchers who may want to explore publishing with us. Get in touch!
Last revised: September 24, 2014
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