The Waisman Center’s comprehensive care and strides toward early interventions for children with cerebral palsy: Clinics and outreach

The clinics and the research laboratories of the Waisman Center intertwine to care for individuals with cerebral palsy. The mission is one: to improve the outcomes for individuals with cerebral palsy.

Waisman Center welcomes new investigator with a focus on early language intervention work

Alper’s path to communication sciences was not straight forward. She initially started down the biotechnology path and sprinkled in some reproductive embryology research as well. It wasn’t until she started in a voice physiology lab seeking research with more direct human interaction that she found the path she wanted to be on.

New NIH grant to study language use as potential predictor of neurodegenerative disorder in FMR1 premutation carriers

A new study will investigate if language differences can predict the development of a neurodegenerative disorder in people that carry a premutation of the gene FMR1.

Understanding recovery and development in children

Early interventions in children with cerebral palsy can be pivotal to improving motor and cognitive outcomes. The focus of this study is to longitudinally assess, over the first two years of life, the recovery and development of the infant brain after early stroke or brain bleed.

El Waisman Center le da la bienvenida a nuevo investigador que estudiará el impacto de experiencias auditivas tempranas y procesamiento del habla en niños

Carlos Benítez-Barrera, PhD, quien lidera el laboratorio de Experiencias Auditivas Pediátricas y el Cerebro, está interesado en el impacto de experiencias auditivas tempranas, desarrollo del lenguaje, y percepción del habla en niños. También trae nuevas técnicas para ayudar a impulsar este campo de investigación.