Language & Motor Research Study Opportunity at UTD/Callier Center for 5- to 8- year-olds! | Kids Out and About Dallas <

Language & Motor Research Study Opportunity at UTD/Callier Center for 5- to 8- year-olds!

Research study opportunity for 5- to 8- year-old children at the University of Texas at Dallas/Callier Center for Communication Disorders! The purpose of this research is to study the relationships between language, cognition, speech, and motor development. Understanding how children learn patterns in language and movement may help in the development of intervention programs for children with speech and language problems. BY APPOINTMENT. Contact to schedule a session!

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Children aged 5 to 8 years are invited to participate in a research project on language, speech, and motor development and learning conducted by Leah Sack and Dr. Lisa Goffman in the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. We are looking for children with speech and/or language difficulties and also those who are developing speech and language typically. The child’s primary language needs to be English for this study. The goal of our work is to understand language, speech, and motor learning, so that in the long-term we can develop better therapies for children with speech and language difficulties. This study will take 1-4 sessions, each lasting about 1-1.5 hour(s). They will all take place at the Callier Center in Dallas or in Richardson (family preference). Each session, children will receive a toy and parents will be paid $20.00.  Families will also receive a free speech, language, and hearing evaluation and report if requested. Note that assessments are conducted for research purposes (not diagnostic or clinical purposes).  For more information, please contact Leah Sack at (972) 883-3052 or by e-mail at

This study has been approved by the University of Texas at Dallas Institutional Review Board (IRB # 24-42).

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Callier Center (DALLAS): 1966 Inwood Rd. Dallas TX 75235 Callier Center (RICHARDSON): 2895 Facilities Way
Richardson, TX, 75080
United States


(972) 883-3052
Contact name: 
Leah Sack
Email address: 


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