The Nemours Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences (CPASS) is conducting a research study in its new Clinical Speech Technology Program. We will be studying the effects of unique personal synthetic voices for children who use a speech generating device (SGD) to communicate. Participants will receive a personal synthetic voice that is based on the sound of their own voice.

To be eligible for the study participants must:

  • have cerebral palsy
  • use a speech generating device to communicate
  • be able to make some speech sounds
  • be between the ages of 9 and 20
  • have learned English as a first language

The study will take place in the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital Speech Research Laboratory. As part of the study, your child will have his/her speech recorded and hearing tested.

The study requires four visits about three months apart to the Speech Research Laboratory. Each visit will take 1 to 2 hours.

If you are interested in the study or would like more information, please contact Shirley Morrison at (302) 651-6839 or Shirley.Morrison@nemours.org

For questions or comments about your rights as a research participant, contact the Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection: (904) 697-4023 or email NOHSP@nemours.org