About Mouth and Teeth
The mouth may be a small part of the body, but the lips, teeth, tongue, and jaw have some big jobs. Healthy mouths allow children to properly chew, taste, and swallow their food, speak and form words, and show their mood with a smile or frown. Oral health research takes into account the wellbeing of all these features.
Brain Development and Pre-Speech Function in Infants with Isolated Oral Clefts - Isolated cleft of the lip and/or palate
Are you the parent/guardian of a two month-old infant with or without an isolated cleft lip/palate? You and the infant may be able to participate in a research study to understand the impact of exposure to anesthesia and oxygen levels on development. Compensation is provided.
Real World Testing of AAC-BCI
Does your child (age 14-17) have a have a severe or progressive communication disorder and need augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) clinical services? If so, they may be interested in participating in a study that would provide an AAC system with brain computer interface access that could be used in the home. Eligible participants need wheelchair assistive technology.
Electrode Headgear Testing Study
Does your child (age 14-17) use an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device? If so, they may be interested in helping researchers by testing a newly designed dry electrode headset. Involves 1 session lasting up to 4 hours that will include communication tasks, such as copying sentences and describing a picture, along with completion of an online survey. Compensation is provided.
Speech and Language Development in Children Who Stutter
Are you the parent of a child aged 7-12 who currently stutters? Your child may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about how speech and language skills develop and mature in the brain. This study will involve 2-3 sessions, each lasting about 1.5 -2 hours. Eligible participants are native English speakers. Compensation is provided.