Open Studies - Seeking Participants

The Sonoran UCEDD and affiliated organizations conduct disability related research that affects individuals and families across the lifespan. Below we list active research studies that are currently recruiting study participants. Follow the link to each study to learn more about the research and how to become a participant.

Arizona Sweet Dreams Study

Dr. Edgin and the Down Syndrome Research Group, with funding from the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations, is currently enrolling infants throughout Arizona for the Arizona Sweet Dreams Study. The study examines how sleep quality relates to language development, behavior and health.

Intense Physiotherapies to Improve Function in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy

Now recruiting children with spastic cerebral palsy to participate in a study.  Tucson Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Public Health are extending an invitation to parents of  children between the ages of 12 and 36 month of age who have a diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy to participate.

Motor Speech Study for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Many children with cerebral palsy have trouble being understood when they talk. For some children with cerebral palsy, these troubles could be due to difficulty coordinating talking and breathing. The research team would like to find out how these difficulties impact speech, so we can help to evaluate better therapies to target breathing during speech.  This NIH-funded study to examine how children with cerebral palsy (CP) breathe while they talk is seeking children with CP ages 10-16 years old.