Research & Evaluation

  • AEIOu Research Project / for children who are deaf/hard of hearing

    AEIOu Research Project/for children who are deaf/hard of hearing

    Doctor Examining Infant's EarThe purpose of this project is to collaborate in a national study with the University of Colorado-Boulder to examine the language skills of young children between the ages of 14 and 36 months who are deaf and hard of hearing and are served by an early intervention Birth to 3 Program. The study will attempt to characterize the language strengths and weaknesses of these children and identify factors that are predictive of more successful language outcomes.

    Contact:
    Anne Bradford Harris
    608-263-5796
    harris@waisman.wisc.edu

    To learn more visit: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

  • Evaluation of Developmental Monitoring using LTSAE in Early Head Start Settings

    Evaluation of Developmental Monitoring using LTSAE in Early Head Start Settings

    This study addresses the need to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of developmental monitoring using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” (LTSAE) resources in Early Head Start settings. The goals of the study are to determine the feasibility of integrating LTSAE into Early Head Start operations, and to determine the impact of developmental monitoring using LTSAE on provider and parent knowledge and practice related to early identification of developmental delay.

    Gail Chödrön, PhD
    Training Director, WI LEND
    CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to Wisconsin
    Waisman Center UCEDD | UW-Madison
    1500 Highland Ave., Room A146
    Madison, WI 53705
    608-890-0145
    chodron@wisc.edu

  • Longitudinal Study of Wisconsin Adult Long Term Care

    Longitudinal Study of Wisconsin Adult Long Term Care

    The purpose of this study is to understand changes over time in services and quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive adult long term care supports in the state of Wisconsin. We aim to longitudinally follow individuals and family members by administering an online survey once a year for five consecutive years.
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    Contact:
    Leann Smith DaWalt
    608-890-1390
    lesmith2@wisc.edu

  • Wisconsin Sound Beginnings EHDI Program

    Wisconsin Sound Beginnings EHDI Program

    Sound Beginnings LogoThe Waisman Center UCEDD is a partner within the Wisconsin Sound Beginnings that functions under the leadership of the Wisconsin Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program. The purpose of the program is to assure that all families have equal access to a seamless system of early and continuous hearing screening, skilled and timely diagnostics and quality interventions to enable children who are deaf or hard of hearing to thrive.

    Contact:
    Anne Bradford Harris
    608-263-5796
    harris@waisman.wisc.edu

    For more information: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Toolkit

  • Wisconsin Study to Explore Early Development in Autism (SEED)

    Wisconsin Study to Explore Early Development in Autism (SEED)

    Girl Playing with Toys with BeadsThis funding will establish a recruitment, data collection and collaborative research site in Wisconsin for a multi-site study of ASD conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall goals of the SEED are to: characterize phenotypic variability and identify relatively homogenous subgroups of children with ASD; and investigate risk factors for ASD by comparing the early exposures and development of well-characterized ASD cases and controls selected to represent diverse population subgroups.

    Contact:
    Maureen Durkin
    608-263-7507
    mdurkin@wisc.edu

  • Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (WISADDS)

    Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

    WISADDS LogoThis is a multiple source investigation to determine and monitor the number of eight year-old children in the population with an autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability. The Wisconsin study is also investigating cerebral palsy. This is a joint undertaking with CDC and the protocol is being implemented in several other states in the nation.

    Contact:
    Maureen Durkin
    608-263-7507
    mdurkin@wisc.edu

    For further information visit the WISADDS Website

You can also view Our Programs in an Alphabetical Annotated List of Programs.