Ignatius Nip, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, was awarded a $5,000 New Investigators Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. These grants are designed to help further research activities of new investigators that have clinical relevance to audiology and/or speech-language pathology.
Dr. Nip also recently received a research grant (RO3) from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders ($448,500 over 3 years) to examine speech production in children with Cerebral Palsy. The National Institutes of Health is the federal agency charged with promoting medical research and is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world.
As the director of the Speech Physiology Laboratory, Dr. Nip offers five to seven students (undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels) the opportunity to assist in his research activities each semester. His primary research interests include speech motor control changes across development in typical development and in children with speech disorders, particularly Cerebral Palsy. In addition, he is interested in how cognition and language formulation can influence speech motor control.
Dr. Nip is currently looking for children and teens with Cerebral Palsy between the ages 1 to 18 years to participate in the study. To learn more about participating in the study, please visit the Speech Physiology Laboratory website at http://spl.sdsu.edu.