Syracuse University Studying Speech Sound Disorders

Community

The month of May is a time when the Syracuse University Speech Lab aims to heighten awareness of speech, language and hearing disorders. They have received a grant to study two different speech issues in children and find efficient treatments.

The SU Speech Lab is seeking children ages 9 to 17 who have difficulty pronouncing the “R” sound and for children who have apraxia. Apraxia is a speech motor disorder. It can sometimes sound like a child is speaking robotically or a child may transpose the order of a word or can’t execute the movements in the right order to produce a word correctly.

The use of ultrasound technology helps kids to understand how speech is formed and then they are encouraged to practice recreating the correct shape of the tongue over and over again to treat their speech disorders.

The studies are free to participants who qualify. For more information visit SpeechProductionLab.SYR.edu

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area

Ask The Expert

Do you have a question for one of our Bridge Street Experts?

Send them our way: BridgeStreet@LocalSYR.com

Just put "Expert" in the subject line and your questions could be part of our "Ask The Expert" segments.

We're highlighting advice from a financial advisor, a personal trainer, a doctor, a chef, a lawyer, and a nutritionist. Got a question? Share it with us.

Contests


When there's a call-in contest on Bridge Street, the number to call is 671-9990.

Occasionally, special contests will use a different phone number, so always double-check which number is given on-air.

For complete rules regarding call-in sweepstakes on WSYR-TV, please click here

Web Contests: Click here to see the current web contests on LocalSYR.com