Syracuse University Speech Production Research Lab
The Laboratory Mission is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate neurolinguistically-motivated and evidence-based assessments and treatments for speech sound disorders.
Dr. Jonathan Preston directs the Speech Production Laboratory. He is a certified speech-language pathologist whose research involves assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders, including persisting articulation difficulties and childhood apraxia of speech. He has done work on the neurobiological basis of speech sound disorders in children. His biography and list of research publications can be found here.
Studies in the Speech Production Lab involve assessing and treating a variety of aspects of speech production. Most of the research addresses speech sound misarticulations in children with speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech. Our research tools include phonetic transcription, ultrasound imaging of the tongue, acousitic analysis, and electropalatography.
Funding for the laboratory comes from Syracuse University, the National Institutes of Health grant R03DC012152 (J. Preston, PI), and R01DC013668 (D. Whalen, PI).
Dr. Preston was quoted in an article from the Wall Street Journal on ultrasound treatment in speech therapy
Dr. Preston's research highlighted in Syracuse University News
Dr. Preston's involvement in multi-site ultrasound research study highlighted on NBC Connecticut news
Dr. Preston presents to Central New York Speech-Language-Hearing Association, April 2015
Dr. Preston & Megan Leece Present to the Reading League, May 2016
Hands-on clinical training 3-hour Short Course at the ASHA 2016 Convention in Philadelphia, Nov 2016