Biobehavorial Sciences Research Centers, Institutes and Labs
The department maintains clinics and laboratories to support the teaching and research components of the programs. These facilities include the Edward D. Mysak Speech and Hearing Center, as well as laboratories in applied physiology, motor learning, kinematics, language and cognition, and adaptive communication technologies.
The Bilingual Extension Institute provides clinicians with the knowledge and skills to make diagnoses and provide appropriate services for bilingual and culturally diverse children. The Institute bridges the gap between research-based theoretical knowledge and everyday practice.
Director: Catherine Crowley
For More Information: Institute Website
The Center for Cerebral Palsy Research focuses on elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying hand impairment in children with CP, as well as development and testing of new treatments aimed at ameliorating these impairments. Presently we are examining efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy and Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy (HABIT).
Director: Dr. Andrew Gordon
For More Information: Center For Cerebral Palsy Website
The Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders is an integral part of the graduate training program in speech and language pathology at Teachers College. The Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals of all ages with communication disorders.
Director: Kathleen Youse
For More Information: Clinic Website
The Language and Cognition Lab studies how babies think about the world and develop language. Our studies have shown that babies pay attention to people and to objects. This helps them to identify the important aspects of the world that will be useful for learning language.
Director: Dr. Peter Gordon
For More Information: Language and Cognition Lab Website
The Movement Science laboratories were recently upgraded to cutting edge technology for the study of movement with support from a National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation Grant. Facilities include the Motor Learning and Control Lab and the Appled Exercise Physiology Lab.
Director: Dr. Tara McIsaac
For More Information: Movement Sciences Laboratories Website
At the Neurocognition of Language Lab, we conduct experiments examining the neural underpinnings of aspects of language and cognitive processing, in both normal and damaged adult brains, utilizing combinations of behavioral and electrophysiological techniques.
Director: Dr. Karen Froud
For More Information: Lab Website
The SVN laboratory is the newest clinical research laboratory of the Speech-Language Pathology program within the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Director: Dr. Georgia Malandraki.
For More Information: Swallowing, Voice and Neuroimaging Lab Website
Research in the Speech Production and Perception Laboratory examines speech performance in individuals with and without communication disorders, with special emphasis on intelligibility and accent. Under the direction of Erika S. Levy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and trilingual speech-language pathologist, this lab is affiliated with the Speech & Language Pathology program in Teachers College's Department of Biobehavioral Sciences.
Director: Dr. Erika Levy
For More Information: Speech Production & Perception Lab Website