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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 UA Motor Speech Lab 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 examines how children with cerebral palsy (CP) breathe while they talk. The team is seeking children with CP ages 10-16 years old to participate in the study.

Intense Physiotherapies to Improve Function in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy

Now recrutoddler girl receiving therapyiting 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.

Learn more about the study and how to participate


Arizona Sweet Dreams Study Seeking Participants

The Down Syndrome Research Group (UA Memory Development and Disorders Lab) with funding from the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations, is conducting a study in order to examine how sleep quality relates to language development, behavior and health.

We are looking for children with Down syndrome, children who were born preterm (less than 37 weeks) and children with siblings who have Autism ages 6 to 24 months.