Agencies, Organizations, Universities and others are often looking for participation of families and professionals for current research and survey projects. Each opportunity listed below has contact information if you would like to participate. Please contact the specific entity that is sponsoring each research/survey opportunity if you would like more information.
For information on submitting your project for inclusion on this page please read our Submittal Request Sheet.
|DATES||NAME OF OPPORTUNITY||TARGET POPULATION|
|Through January 2015||Survey for Adolescents with Hearing Loss||Nationwide|
|Thru January 7, 2015||The Influence of Childhood Hearing Loss on the Stress of Hearing Families||South Carolina|
|Nov 19th 2014 - Dec 31st 2014||Reading and ASL Study||DC, VA, MD|
|Nov. 21st - Jan 31, 2015||Deafblind Needs Assessment Survey||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss||Chicago, IL and surrounding areas|
|Thru December 2014||Study on social skills in children who are deaf with additional special needs.||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Research Volunteers Needed for a Study at the University of Chicago Medical Center!||Chicagoland Area|
|Thru October 2015||Prosody and Voice Characteristics of Children Using Cochlear Implants||Greater Washington, D.C. area, including MD and Northern VA|
|Ongoing||Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Child Social-Emotional Competence, Child Communication Competence, and Parental Stress.||International|
|Ongoing||National Early Childhood Assessment Project (NECAP – “kneecap”)||AZ, CA, ID, WY, ME, TX, IN, CO, OR, WI, MN|
|Ongoing||Science of Learning Center on Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Cochlear Implantation among deaf children with additional needs||Canadian and U.S. Parents|
|Ongoing||Survey On FM Use For Children With Hearing Loss||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||The Handheld Signing Math & Science Dictionaries for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Museum Visitors Research Project||Boston, MA|
I am writing to let you know about a new research project being conducted for adolescents with hearing loss. I am a 2nd year graduate student in Deaf Education at Washington University in St. Louis. I am currently seeking families who have children with hearing loss to participate in my research project to study adolescents with hearing loss and their beliefs in their abilities to learn academic content (such as learning math) and manage academic activities (such as using the library for class assignments).
The research project consists of two parts: a parent questionnaire and a survey for the child to complete.
I am looking for participants who:
If you have any questions about the study or are interested in participating, please contact me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Aimee Gao, M.Ed.
Master of Science in Deaf Education Graduate Student
Washington University in St. Louis
Hello! My name is Julie Macker and I am a doctoral candidate at Walden University. I am currently seeking hearing parents of at least one child with a hearing loss who lives and receives early intervention or educational services within the state of South Carolina to participate in a brief survey on the influence of hearing loss on parental stress. This study seeks to examine if the stress levels of parents are influenced differently based on the laterality (unilateral or bilateral) or cochlear implant status of children with hearing loss. My goal is that this research will provide valuable information to a wide variety of professionals who work with children with hearing loss and their families.
The survey, as well as additional information, can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childhoodhearingloss
Contact Information: Julie Macker Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently seeking child participants to test out our new reading program for teaching basic reading skills in American Sign Language (ASL)!
We invite you to participate!
If you are interested in participating, please contact us at SignAndRead@gmail.com.
We look forward to working with you!
Lori Day, PhD
Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor of Psychology
As an educator of students with sensory disabilities, we would like invite you to participate in our National Deafblind Needs Assessment Survey. Your feedback will help to determine the needs of educators who work with students who are deafblind. We will use the results of the survey to inform personnel preparation programs in the areas of blindness/visual impairment, deafness/hard of hearing, and deafblindness about current practices and make recommendations to the different fields.
The survey questionnaire takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and it is divided into three parts:
To access the survey please go to: https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9oCoqkY23IrDO3b
Please share this survey with your colleagues who work with students who are deafblind. Thank you in advance for your participation and the work you do.
If you have questions, prefer a paper copy of the survey, or need additional information please contact:
Dr. Silvia M. Correa-Torres, COMS
School of Special Education
University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Sandy Bowen
School of Special Education
University of Northern Colorado
Ms. Melody Furze
School of Special Education
University of Northern Colorado
All children will receive at no cost to you:
Participants will be randomly chosen to receive either parent training and monthly language check-ups OR monthly language check-ups only.
Only children assigned to the parent training intervention group will receive:
Megan Roberts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
This study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
A warm hello from Gallaudet University! My name is Angela Turner, I am a predoctoral student in Gallaudet’s Clinical Psychology Program. I am currently seeking parents who have children who are deaf with additional special needs to participate in my research about child social skills. My goal is that this research will inform parents, healthcare professionals, and teachers about the special skill sets and needs of this unique population and their families.
If you are interested in participating, please contact me at email@example.com.
I look forward to working with you!
Principal Investigator & Predoctoral Student
Dr. Suskind and her research team at the University of Chicago Medical Center are interested in learning more about toddler sound environments. As part of this study, you will complete recordings of your child’s sound environment and the research team will analyze the recordings using special software. Information gathered will help find ways to improve children’s sound environments and help them reach their potential!
You and your child may qualify if:
Partcipants needed By George Washington University Researchers
Hello! We are researchers from the George Washington University Cochlear Implant Research Lab located in Washington, D.C. The goal of our research is to better understand how young, deaf children with cochlear implants develop their speaking and listening abilities. We are currently obtaining data on both hearing children and those with cochlear implants. Our research will investigate characteristics of language, sound production, voice, rhythm, and inflections during various speaking tasks.
We are looking for participants with cochlear implants who exhibit reliance on spoken English in the home and who meet the following criteria:
James Mahshie, Ph.D.
Professor, George Washington University
Sangsook Choi, Ph.D.
2115 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202)994-3195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational &Counselling Psychology & Special Education
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4
604-822-8539 Tel, 604-822-3302 Fax
Do you have a child with hearing loss (who is deaf or hard of hearing) between the ages of 5 and 12?
As a mother of a young child with hearing loss, I know how important it is to foster healthy social-emotional development in our children. Not much is known about factors contributing to positive social-emotional development in children with hearing loss and so I need your help. Please consider participating in a study for my Master’s thesis that will consider relationships between child social-emotional competence, child communication competence and parental stress in a sample of parents of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
For more information contact:
Hands & Voices is pleased to announce it’s Partnership with the:
Principal Investigator: Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator: Allison Sedey, Ph.D.
We are excited to announce a new project awarded to Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano at the University of Colorado-Boulder by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The aims of this project are to:
All children from 6 months to 4 years of age with permanent hearing loss are eligible to participate. Children whose loss is not permanent (e.g., cases where the hearing loss is solely a result of otitis media) are not eligible. Eligible children may have:
Individual Child and Family Benefits
If you have questions or are interested in becoming involved in this project, please contact:
University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Hands & Voices Contact: Janet DesGeorges
ANNOUNCING the launch of a longitudinal study of young deaf and hard of hearing children by the Science of Learning Center on Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University. The three-year study will involve gathering detailed information and collecting data regarding young deaf and hard of hearing children’s language development, communication, and developmental profiles.
Along with surveys of parents, teachers, and school administrators, a comprehensive battery of assessments administered by trained evaluators from Gallaudet University will be given to deaf and hard of hearing children whose families agree to participate.
VL2 is seeking schools to participate in the study. Parents are encouraged to talk to their school administrators and inform them about the study. Participation is not limited to children who sign; all communication approaches are eligible to participate.
I have set up a blog on the VL2 Public Wiki http://vl2wiki.editme.com/ to provide updates about the project and to answer questions that you may have.
Sharon Baker, Research-Practice Integration Team member
Thomas Allen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University SLCC 1200
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)
The VL2 Center, located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, is one of six Science of Learning Centers (SLC) funded by the National Science Foundation grant # SBE-0541953. The Center brings together deaf and hearing researchers and educators from national and international institutions to conduct interrelated studies across disciplines. VL2’s primary mission is to gain a greater understanding of the biological, cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence visual language and visual learning. More information may be found at www.vl2.gallaudet.edu.
Please Join Us in This Important Study!
then we need YOUR HELPto learn about parents’ experiences of the cochlear implantation process for their child and their family. At the moment, very little is known about the benefits and challenges of cochlear implantation for deaf children with additional needs and their families, especially from parents perceptive. Your experiences are important to us!!!
Our hope is to assist professionals and cochlear implant teams to optimize service delivery for deaf children with cochlear implants who have additional needs, and their families. Moreover, parent-generated information has been found to be very helpful to other parents who have similar experiences.
Please consider either completing a survey (either online or in a paper format) and/or participating in an interview. We are asking for no more than one hour of your time!!!
Participating parents will receive $35 as an honorarium for taking time to volunteer for the study.
To find out more about how you can get involved, please contact us at :
Dr. Janet Jamieson, Professor
Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Dr.Anat Zaidman-Zait, PhD.
Dept. of Human Early Learning Partnership
We are trying to understand how many children with hearing loss are using FM systems. If they are using them, at what ages, and in what conditions they are used. We have developed a quick and easy survey that we want to distribute to parents of children with hearing loss (assuming that they will know best how and where their children are using FM's). We would appreciate it if you could share this survey link with the parents of children you work with in the hope that they will be willing to complete the information. Families with more than one child with hearing loss should complete the form separately for each child. We are really grateful for your help
Thank you, Jane Madell and Carol Flexer
Jane R. Madell, PhD
Director, Pediatric Audiology Consulting
Carol Flexer, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Akron
The MoS and TERC are looking for families and school groups to use and
give opinions about a new portable, 3D dictionary of ASL science and
math terms that is on an iPod Touch.
Come to the Museum of Science in Boston FREE
(with free parking for families and bus transportation
for school groups) and use the 3D
ASL dictionary to explore 1 of 2 exhibits:
- Run, jump and swing at “Science in the Park”
- “Take a Closer Look” with your senses!
- Give your opinion of the 3D ASL
- Explore the Museum!
Please contact Tara Robillard by email:
email@example.com or phone: 617-873-9872 for more information,
and/or to set up a visit date and time. Scheduling visits now for
February – December of 2012!