Research

Family Behavior App Study

Vanderbilt University is currently recruiting families for a research study which will provide them with strategies to prevent and address young children’s challenging behaviors at home. The strategies will be provided to families either via online webinars or a newly developed app called Family Behavior Support App (FBSApp). Participating families will be asked to submit videos of daily routines with their child and examples of their child’s challenging behavior at several points during the course of the study. The study will last about 6 months, and families will receive a total of $200 for participation throughout the study.
In order to participate, families must have at least one child under the age of 6 with a disability, IEP or IFSP, or who is at-risk for a disability due to their challenging behavior.

An Effective Speech Therapy Method for School-Aged Children with Down Syndrome

A Research Report for Families based on findings from Treating Speech Comprehensibility in Students with Down Syndrome Study.

Current Down Syndrome Research Opportunities

DSAMT is often made aware of research opportunities that are looking for participants in Middle TN. This list will give you local opportunities to make a difference in the lives of all of those with Down syndrome.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Focused on research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy.

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation

The mission of the LuMind Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down syndrome so they participate more successfully in school, lead more active and independent lives, and avoid the early onset of Alzheimer's Disease.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Training and resources for clinicians, students, researchers, and educators.