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Prosody perception and literacy development in children with cochlear implants.

Seeking participants for a study on listening and reading!

The goal of our research is to better understand how young, deaf children with cochlear implants develop their listening and reading abilities. We are currently obtaining data from children with cochlear implants. Our research will investigate characteristics of language, listening, reading, and cognitive development.

This study is being conducted totally online.  If you have a computer connected to the internet and your child meets our inclusion requirements, they can participate.

Who is eligible for this research?

We are looking for participants with cochlear implants or hearing aids who exhibit reliance on spoken English in the home and who meet the following criteria:

·      Are 7 to 12 years old

·      Are profoundly deaf with the deafness detected at or near birth

·      Have no additional disabilities in addition to their hearing loss

What is involved if my child participates?

·      Your child will be involved in a number of tasks aimed at sampling their listening, language, reading and cognitive abilities.  These include standardized testing, computerized listening games, and play activities

·      Participation in tasks will require up to 2 ½ hours and can be done in 1 or 2 visits

Following completion of data collection:

·      You will receive up to $75 per session

·      Results of standardized testing will be shared with parent.

How do I learn more? 

Click here and complete a participant form and we will contact you with more details.

Research supported by the Columbian College Facilitating Fund.

Prosody and Voice Characteristics of Children with cochlear implantsThe goal of this project is to investigate the prosody and voice quality characteristics of children with cochlear implants. Funded by NIDILRR – field initiated grant. If you are interested in learning more about this project,  click here and complete a participant form and we will contact you with more details. Supported by NIDILRR Grant H133Gl20272 speech perception and production skills in children using cochlear implants. The goal of this study is to investigate the relationship between perception and production of phonetic features in young deaf children who use cochlear implants.  Funded by NIDRR, Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center at Gallaudet University.

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