Studies

Free Speech Screening

You May be Eligible to Participate in a Speech Research Study at Haskins Laboratories

Who is Eligible?
You are invited to participate in a free speech intelligibility screening. Children with speech delays may qualify to receive FREE speech therapy services. Children who participate in the screening will be COMPENSATED $20 per hour. Children with speech disorders due to developmental disability, hearing loss, cleft palate, or autism are not eligible at this time.

What Will Happen?
Your child will participate in a free speech screening which will evaluate speech sound development. You will receive a report of scores obtained from these tests at no cost to you. If your child is eligible, he/she may be invited to participate in up to 18 free speech therapy sessions using a common speech therapy program called “CYCLES”.

What are the Risks?
Throughout the course of the study, a diagnostic ultrasound will be used one time per week to obtain video images of your child’s tongue while speaking a short set of words. Ultrasound imaging has been extensively studied. There are no known risks with this low-level imaging.

How do I find out more?
For more information, email learn@haskins.yale.edu or by calling Haskins Laboratories, Child Language Studies Coordinator at 203-865-6163 X245

Free Speech Lessons

You May be Eligible to Participate in a Speech Research Study at Haskins Laboratories

Who is Eligible?
Children ages 4-6 are invited to participate in a free speech intelligibility screening. Children with speech delays may qualify to receive FREE speech therapy services. Children who participate in the screening will be COMPENSATED $20 per hour. Children with speech disorders due to developmental disability, hearing loss, cleft palate, or autism are not eligible at this time.

What Will Happen?
Your child will participate in a free speech screening which will evaluate speech sound development. You will receive a report of scores obtained from these tests at no cost to you. If your child is eligible, he/she may be invited to participate in up to 18 free speech therapy sessions using a common speech therapy program called “CYCLES”.

What are the Risks?
Throughout the course of the study, a diagnostic ultrasound will be used one time per week to obtain video images of your child’s tongue while speaking a short set of words. Ultrasound imaging has been extensively studied. There are no known risks with this low-level imaging.

How do I find out more?
For more information, email learn@haskins.yale.edu or by calling Haskins Laboratories, Child Language Studies Coordinator at 203-865-6163 X245

Listening to faces speech study for children on the autism spectrum (Ages 7-10)
Autism Spectrum

Is Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?

Join us in a study that aims to determine whether children with speech articulation disorders perceive and process audiovisual speech differently than their typically developing peers. We are seeking children ages 7-10 to participate in this study.
  • Participants will watch movies of speaking faces and complete standard cognitive, language and social tasks.
  • Testing can be completed in one to two visits Day, evening or weekend appointments are available
  • Parent will receive a research report on childts language performance
  • All testing is noninvasive and includes eye-tracking and EEG
  • Children earn $10/hour for participation
  • Participants are reimbursed for parking and travel expenses
  • Videos of speaking human and computer-animated faces paired with a non-invasive method to track eye movements will be used to determine how affected children use a speaker's face as part of their perceptual processing of speech. This study has important practical implications for the design of targeted interventiions for verbal and non-verbal children with ASD.

    For further contact or study information, please visit our website or email us. In addition, we can be reached directly by phone at 203-865-6163, x245.

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    Listening to faces speech study for children with speech sound disorders (Ages 7-10)
    Speech

    Does your child have difficulty with speech?

    Join us in a study that aims to determine whether children with speech sound disorders perceive and process audiovisual speech differently than their typically developing peers. We are seeking children ages 7-10 to participate in this study.

  • Participants will watch movies of speaking faces and complete standard cognitive, language and social tasks.
  • Testing can be completed in one to two visits
  • Day, evening or weekend appointments are available
  • Parent will receive a research report on childts language performance
  • All testing is noninvasive and includes eye-tracking and EEG
  • Children earn $10/hour for participation
  • Participants are reimbursed for parking and travel expenses
  • Videos of speaking human and computer-animated faces paired with a non-invasive method to track eye movements will be used to determine how affected children use a speaker's face as part of their perceptual processing of speech. This study has important practical implications for the design of targeted interventiions for verbal and non-verbal children with developmental disabilities.

    For further contact or study information, please visit our website or email us. In addition, we can be reached directly by phone at 203-865-6163, x245.


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    Please contact us using this form. We'll reply by email, or by phone if you prefer.

    Innovative interactive learning iPad game for children with ASD and speech sound disorders
    ipad study
    Join us in a study that aims to determine whether children with autism spectrum disorders and with speech sound disorders perceive and process audiovisual speech differently than their typically developing peers. We are seeking children ages 7-10 to participate in this study.
  • Participants will watch movies of speaking faces and complete standard cognitive, language and social tasks.
  • Testing can be completed in one to two visits
  • Day, evening or weekend appointments are available
  • Parent will receive a research report on childts language performance
  • All testing is noninvasive and includes eye-tracking and EEG
  • Children earn $10/hour for participation
  • Participants are reimbursed for parking and travel expenses
  • Videos of speaking human and computer-animated faces paired with a non-invasive method to track eye movements will be used to determine how affected children use a speaker's face as part of their perceptual processing of speech. Some participants will be eligible for a 6-week iPad language learning study. This study has important practical implications for the design of targeted interventions for verbal and non-verbal children with ASD and speech sound disorders.

    For further contact or study information, please visit our website or email us. In addition, we can be reached directly by phone at 203-865-6163, x245.

    Contact Us

    Please contact us using this form. We'll reply by email, or by phone if you prefer.

    Visual feedback and childhood speech disorders (Ages10-14)
    Jon testing

    Children ages 8-14 with speech articulation difficulties who misarticulate /r/ (and other speech sounds) are being sought for a study. Children would participate in several speech and language tasks to determine eligibility. Children who qualify would participate in up to 14 speech lessons using ultrasound to provide real-time visual feedback images of the tongue. Contact: learn@haskins.yale.edu or call 203-865-6163 x245. Principal Investigator: Jonathan Preston, PhD CCC-SLP. (HIC#1303011662) For additional information, please download our flyer [pdf]. Visit the Ultrasound Visual Feedback website for additional information

    Memory and Reading Study (Ages 16-24)
    Join our investigation of the memory processes that support reading comprehension. All reading levels are needed for a study investigating the neural bases of adult reading performance. We are seeking young adults (ages 16 - 24) to participate in this study.

  • Participants will read single words, single sentences, and/or connected narratives.
  • Participants in this study will also complete a series of cognitive assessments, including several memory- and language-related tasks.
  • All testing is noninvasive and can include eye tracking, EEG, and/or fMRI sessions.
  • Participants earn $20/hour for behavioral, eye tracking and EEG sessions; participants earn $60 for an fMRI session.
  • Day, evening, and/or weekend appointments are available.
  • Testing will be completed in two to three visits.
  • Participants are reimbursed for parking and travel expenses.
  • Written material of varying length and complexity will be used in conjunction with a variety of noninvasive techniques (e.g., eye tracking, EEG, fMRI) to assess whether, when, and how adult readers retrieve information from long-term memory during text processing and comprehension. This study has important implications for assessing the sources of reading comprehension difficulties, and for improving the outcomes of reading instruction.

    For further information, we can be reached at 203-865-6163, ext. 355. In addition, we can be reached via email at adultreadingstudy@gmail.com

    LEARN (Ages 2-3)

    The Haskins LEARN study is aimed at studying early childhood language and predictors of literacy skills in young children. Monolingual children between the ages of 2 and 4 are invited to participate in 2-3 sessions, which include play based testing, parent interview, and experimental tasks. Both late talking toddlers and typically developing children are welcome. Parents will be compensated $20 per hour for participation, plus $10 travel costs. Parents will receive a research report including results of testing conducted in each session.

    To find out more, please visit our website or e-mail : LEARN@haskins.yale.edu or call 203- 865-6163, x245. Principal Investigator: Nicole Landi Ph.D , HIC #: 0911005949

    Learning and Consolidation Adolescent Study - Yale Reading Center

    No longer recruiting participants.

    I-LEARN: Implicit learning in vision, hearing and touch for children with typical and atypical reading profiles. (Ages 6-9)

    iLEARN

    Children ages 6-9 with typical reading abilities but also reading and math difficulties are being sought for this study. Children must be native speakers of English. Children and their families will be compensated for participation.

    The European Commission under the auspices of Marie Curie Individuals scheme funds this research project. The project aims to examine incidental learning (implicit learning) in childhood and this process facilitates or not the acquisition of fluent reading.

    For more information or to participate, please email Elpis Pavlidou (PI) or via phone - 203.865.6163, x211.

    For additional information, go to the I-Le.A.R.N project.

    Examinations Spoken and Written Comprehension Processes (13-18)
    spoken and written

    The purpose of this study is to examine how teenagers with comprehension difficulties perceive, process, and produce language, relative to their peers without comprehension difficulties. Adolescents of all reading levels and backgrounds may be eligible to participate in the study.

  • Participants in this study will complete a preliminary battery of behavioral assessments of reading and language.
  • In further sessions, participants will read or hear single words, single sentences, and/or connected narratives.
  • All testing is noninvasive and can include eye tracking, EEG, and/or fMRI sessions.
  • Participants are compensated $75 for behavioral testing, $20/hr for EEG, eye-tracking, and prosody sessions, and up to $60 for fMRI sessions.
  • Participants can earn an additional $75 bonus after completing 4 or more experiments.
  • Day, evening, and/or weekend appointments are available.
  • Testing will be completed over several visits with a flexible time frame.
  • Participants are reimbursed for parking and travel expenses.
  • Anyone interested in participation or more study information, please contact Whitney Hoffmann by phone (203) 865-6163 ext. 305 or by email at whitney.hoffmann@.yale.edu.

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