Research

AAC Research

Autism Screening Research

We are conducting a study to identify children (16-36 months old) who may be at risk of autism. Currently we are recruiting Vietnamese families who have children age between 16- and 36-months old. If you want to know more about the study or to participate in the study, please contact HyeKyeung Seung, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at (657) 278-7175, or email: hseung@fullerton.edu

Bilingual Speech Sound Development Research

Our research project is to examine how bilingual children acquire speech sounds for both languages.  Currently, we are recruiting Korean-English bilingual children who are between 4 and 5 years of age. If you’d like to know more about our study or to participate in the study, please contact Minjung Kim, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at (657) 278-3927, or email: minjungk@fullerton.edu

Motor Learning Research

Dr. Weir-Mayta and his student's research focuses on the cognitive and motor processes that contribute to the speech production and speech motor learning in healthy older adults, individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD), and other motor speech disorders. Current projects include: 1) Age-Based Speech Motor Learning Differences; 2) Feedback Frequency and Speech Motor Learning in individuals with PD; 3) Self-Controlled Feedback in Speech Motor Learning; and 4) Practice Schedule Impact on Speech Motor Learning in individuals with PD. Dr. Weir-Mayta and his team of students are certified in LSVT and welcome individuals with PD to contact him if interested in therapy. Anyone interested in being a study participant are also encouraged to contact him at pweir-mayta@fullerton.edu.

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

To promote student learning outcomes and prepare them for high-quality services to diverse client populations, Dr. Tsao devotes most of her endeavors on “Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR). The CBPR involves several high impact practice (HIPs) such as peer-to-peer mentoring program, service-learning project, and cross-cultural/cross-linguistic study abroad program, and outreach to minority communities project. It not only provides students with beyond classroom experiential learning, but it also benefits the community partner and serves the community.  If you are interested in gaining hands-on experience in research, cross-cultural/cross-linguistic real world experience, or making a difference in the community, you are encouraged to partake in any of the above programs or projects by contacting me at ytsao@fullerton.edu