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.
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.
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.
Homewood Healthy Smiles Program
Are you the parent of a child who is 12-17 years old, and do you live in Pittsburgh’s Homewood community? Your child may be able to participate in two 1-hour virtual sessions as part of a research study examining oral health knowledge in children and teens. Topics will include soda and diet, oral hygiene, smoking, vaping, and more. All participants will receive a toothbrush kit.
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me
Are you the parent of a child under 3 years old and do you live in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if an online telehealth visit about your child’s oral health is helpful. Participation involves a one-on-one online visit, a free tooth brushing demonstration, and a drop-off of dental health supplies.
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.