Why are we doing this study?

Our team is investigating how TSC impacts a baby’s speech. The study is focused on examining the vocalizations and early language of infants with TSC.

What: In this study, we will obtain and analyze recordings of your child’s babbling and speech. The majority of the recordings will be obtained in your home using a small recorder placed in your child’s clothing (home recordings). In some cases, recordings will be obtained in an office/laboratory setting either at the University of Memphis or at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. We will also give speech and language tests, ask you to complete developmental questionnaires, and we will analyze neurodevelopmental tests that are often completed as a part of clinical care for TSC.

Who: Your child must be a newborn to 36 months old.

Please contact us if you’re interested in participating in our study, please contact Study Coordinator Lauren Davis by phone at 901-287-4594 or by e-mail: Lauren.davis2@lebonheur.org.