The PedLLS Outcomes Lab engages in collaborative research regarding child language development and disorders. We apply theory to practice for the design and implementation of clinical research projects. Our goal is to expand the best practice evidence on outcomes that supports the worth of speech-language intervention for at-risk preschoolers.
We travel to Jamaica annually to gather data at local preschools. While there, student researchers conduct a variety of assessments, such as the Primary Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (PTONI), with the children. We are working to determine which assessments can be used with multilingual populations to reduce the misdiagnosis of speech sound disorders.
May 28, 2020
Michelle León, M.S. CCC-SLP, has her article Intelligibility in Context Scale: Sensitivity and specificity in the Jamaican context publish in Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. Way to go Michelle!
Lab members, Corrine Deutenberg, Rachel Wright-Karem, and Michelle León, recently shared their projects with prospective Master's students at the University of Cincinnati's SLP Admitted Students Brunch. We enjoyed meeting everyone and getting to showcase our amazing research! We hope to see you all in the fall!
September 18, 2019
Dr. Karla Washington, the PedLLS Outcomes Lab Director, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study the speech of bilingual children who speak English and Jamaican Creole. (Read more here: www.uc.edu/news/articles/2019/09/n20857796.html)
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