University of Wisconsin–Madison
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The WISC lab is dedicated to the study of communication development in children with cerebral palsy (CP).Image of child with low tech AAC book

The primary objectives of the lab are to:

  • Characterize changes in speech production, speech intelligibility, language, cognition, and functional communication abilities among children with CP from the age of 18 months to adulthood.
  • Generate a theoretically driven, data-based longitudinal model of speech and language development in CP that can be used to predict outcomes, test interventions, and guide treatment decisions.
  • Develop diagnostic measures for identifying dysarthria in children with CP, particularly those with mild-moderate deficits who are difficult to separate from typically developing children early in life.