Wisconsin Intelligibility, Speech, and Communication Laboratory
Speech Development in Typically Developing Children
We know all about when children should acquire each of the 44 sounds in the English language. We know the age that each sound should be mastered because there is a well-defined range of normal. Thus, we can easily see when there is a problem that requires speech therapy.
We don’t know anything about when children should be understandable. At what age should words be understood? At what age should sentences be understood?
Help us find answers to these important questions!
Who is eligible?
This study is currently recruiting children between the ages of 7 and 14 years who have normal hearing and speak English as their primary language.
What does participation involve?
Participation involves a one-time visit to the Waisman Center. The session will last between 30 and 60 minutes.
During the visit, a speech-language pathologist will administer assessments of speech, language, and hearing abilities. All assessments involve fun activities that are designed for children.
What are the benefits?
Your child will be given a $20 gift card for participating in the study.