Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Principal Investigator: Reyna L. Gordon, Ph.D.
Other researchers: Paul Yoder, PhD Alexandra Key, PhD
Specific language impairment (SLI) is a type of language delay that is present in 7% of kindergarten children. Children with SLI have trouble with grammar and vocabulary. These problems can affect their academic and social skills both now and in the future.
We are interested in how a child's language skills might be related to their ability to hear rhythms in music. We invite 6-year-old children with language problems (SLI) to help us understand whether their struggles with language are related to their sense of rhythm. If these turn out to be related, this research may lead to a way to improve their language skills. No music training is expected or needed.
Children and a parent will be asked to:
6-year-old children with language delay (SLI)
$40 for completing the 1st visit, and $25 for each follow-up visit
3 visits in 2 weeks’ time: One 3-hour evaluation visit and 2 one-hour follow-ups
Reyna Gordon, PhD