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Language Acquisition Preschool

Language Acquisition Preschool - A Preschool for All Children

The Language Acquisition Preschool (LAP) is a licensed program that serves children with and without communication disabilities. It is also a practicum placement site for students learning to use indirect intervention techniques within the classroom setting. Typically, one-third of each class consists of children with speech and language impairments, one-third have typical language development, and one-third are learning English as a second language. LAP is a three-hour a day, 4 day a week program (there is a morning class and an afternoon class serving 18 children in each class).The head teacher in the class is a speech-language pathologist, and the director of the program is Ana Paula G. Mumy, a trilingual speech-language pathologist. The preschool curriculum was developed in LAP and is described in three books: Building a language focused curriculum for the preschool classroom: Vol I: A foundation for lifelong communication, edited by Mabel Rice and Kim Wilcox; Building a language focused curriculum for the preschool classroom: Vol II: A planning guide, written by Betty Bunce; and recently published: Early literacy in action: The language focused curriculum, also written by Betty Bunce. All of these books are published by Paul H. Brookes.

Opportunities for KU students to participate in the Language Acquisition Preschool include:

  1. Practicum placement is typically 6 hours per week where students learn to provide indirect language intervention within the classroom setting during naturally occurring interactions.
  2. Volunteer placement in the class to learn about the curriculum and provide interaction with small groups of children
  3. Research Practicum
  4. Field Study experience in LAP

Contact Us

Language Acquisition Preschool Staff

Ana Paula G. Mumy


Sarah Jane Skiles



We have openings in our morning and afternoon class periods

8:30-11:30 AM

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Monday -Thursday

We are particularly looking for children who are typically-developing and who are learning English as their second language.

Please contact Ana Paula G. Mumy at

News and events

Joshuaa Allison-Burbank is recognized by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development: as a 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipient.

Ana Paula Mumy along with Brazilian SLP Daniela Zackiewicz just completed translation of the film, "When I Stutter" in Portuguese, and it will be debuted at the "Abra Gagueira" conference this October, which is the Brazilian association for persons who stutter.  Ana Paula is an invited speaker at the conference and will be hosting the very first screening of the film in Portuguese!

Bachelor’s Degrees in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies, KU Edwards Campus

Congratulations to Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Kristen Muller, Ph.D., and Kevin Pitt, Ph.D. for successfulling defending their dissertations this summer! 

Congratulations to Tiffany P. Hogan, Speech Language Pathology PhD alum, ASHA Fellowship of the Assiciation 2019 Award recipient.

Suzanne Adlof, one of our Speech Language Pathology MA/PhD alums now in South Carolina, received the presidential early career award in science/engineering.

Congratulations to Mindy Bridges, Assistant Professor, on receiving the School of Health Professions (SHP) Research Grant for her proposal: The Development of Language-Intensive Professional Development Modules for Prekindergarten Teachers.

Abby Enneking, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be 1 of 2 students from Kansas to receive the Sertoma International Award.

Frank Kim, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be the recipient of the SHP Dean's Diversity Scholarship.

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 18, 2019


Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

SPLH Professor, Holly Storkel, has been selected as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Student Success

SPLH Chair, Nancy Brady, has been promoted to Professor by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod - Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Ana PaulMumy's TEDxKU talk- Placing Value on Human Imperfection

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