Technology-Assisted Language Intervention (TALI) for children who are deaf and hard of hearing

Deborah Mood, Ph.D., site PI, University of Colorado Denver
Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Ph.D., PI Cincinnati Children's Hospital

COMIRB #19-2717

What is the goal of the study?
We would like to see whether children who are deaf and hard of hearing make more progress with their language development with traditional speech/language therapy, or with speech-language therapy assisted by technology, specifically use of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) program. 

Who can participate in the study?

  • Children ages 3-10 who have a permanent hearing loss in both ears. 
  • Children must be currently enrolled in speech/language therapy or willing to start speech/language therapy when they enter the study. 
  • Caregivers must have spoken language goals for the child.
  • Children CAN use both sign language and spoken English.
  • Caregivers must be able to participate in the treatment in spoken English.

Please email or call 720-777-2778 (and select option 2). 


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