We have been awarded an NIH NIDCD R21 Award to fund our project on developing a computational model of conversational entrainment in clinical populations. Stephanie Borrie (Principal Investigator) and Visar Berisha (Co-Investigator). ($300,000). Speech rhythm entrainment in the context of dysarthria. National Institute of Health, National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders Research Award. Grant period: 03/01/17 – 02/28/20.
Lab director, Dr. Stephanie Borrie, was recently awarded the Utah State University Research Catalyst Grant ($20,000) for investigations on rhythmic entrainment in clinical populations. This award will fund a study examining analysis of interpersonal coordination in conversations involving people with neurological speech disorders. This is a new, and much needed, area of study in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.