Research Programs

Our interdisciplinary center stimulates basic and applied research in areas related to atypical development and learning. Contact us at if you are interested in participating in research studies.

Current faculty research programs include studies on:

  • deafness
  • atypical communication development
  • developmental learning and attention disorders
  • systemic views of atypical development and learning
  • families of children with developmental delay
  • traumatic brain injury
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Participants Needed – Virtual Reality Training in Children with Cerebral Palsy: We are looking for children with Cerebral Palsy aged between 6 to 12 years old to participate in a current research project. We want to examine the effect of an 8-week home-based virtual reality computer gaming intervention on the improvement of upper-extremity function in children with Cerebral Palsy. Each child will play games for a total of 150 minutes per week at home. Parents and their children usually find these experiences of participation to be interesting and fun. If interested, please contact Dr. Yu-ping Chen at and 404-413-1256 for further information.