Our research focuses on the origins of speech sound perception and production in children. Our studies involve English-speaking adults, typically developing children, and children with speech sound disorders. Since our research explores fundamental questions about the development of communication and language, we rely on several different kinds of research designs and procedures, ranging from electrophysiological (i.e., brain wave) studies to traditional speech intervention. Your child’s participation requirements could range from a one-time two-hour brain wave visit, to a multi-month speech treatment study.
If you are concerned about your child’s speech development, we have certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) on staff that conduct comprehensive speech and language evaluations free of charge. If we find that your child is a good fit for one of our free ongoing speech treatment research programs, you child will be invited to participate.