Vanderbilt D/HH Reading Project
Vanderbilt University’s Brain Development Lab is pleased to announce our project researching what makes DHH children skilled readers has received funding from the National Institute of Health. With these funds, we are hoping to recruit Deaf and hard of hearing children from all over the United States, flying in families to Nashville for the weekend to take part in our study. We hope that this study will inform educators and parents on the importance of language and to support the development of early literacy interventions.
We are looking to recruit approximately 200 DHH children between the ages of 10 – 16 of varying communication preferences and hearing statuses. Participants also cannot have a cochlear implant due to the use of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a non-invasive, safe, brain imaging technique). I’d be happy to talk more about our project via email, zoom, or phone (724-822-9119) in ASL or English. (see the flyer)
Brain Development Lab Project Coordinator
Brain Development Laboratory | Vanderbilt University