Speech Study

NOW RECRUITING!

We are trying to investigate the feasibility of using speech acoustics as a clinical biomarker for youth at risk for developing a thought disorder. Biomarkers facilitate intervention, improve understanding of etiological processes, and move us toward individualized medicine.

 

STUDY DETAILS AND COMPENSATION

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Participants will be enrolled in the study for one year. The first few visits include a 2.5 hour interview, filling out a few questionnaires and completing a few hours of computerized, speech, and motor tasks. The speech tasks require audio recording.

Participants will also come back to the lab for a 12-month follow-up visit, where they will complete the same interview, questionnaires, and tasks as the initial visits.

Participants will be compensated $25 in cash for every hour of participation. They can expect to receive $300 in total for completing the entire study.

 
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 WHO WILL BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE STUDY?

  • Adolescents and young adults ranging from ages 16 to 24

  • No history of serious head injury, tic disorder, or neurological disorders

  • No history or current treatment with antipsychotics

  • No history of psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, psychosis NOS, bipolar or depression specifically with psychotic features