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Respiratory Control for Speech and Swallowing in Ataxia

Respiratory Control for Speech and Swallowing in Ataxia

The goal of this study is to learn how breath control for speaking and swallowing is impacted in ataxia. The results of this study will set the foundation to see if a treatment focusing on breath control could be beneficial.

Link to Enroll: Click here.

About the Study

Eligible Ataxia Types
SCA (all subtypes) and Friedreich’s Ataxia

Type of Study
Research Study

Clinical Trial Phase
N/A

Age Range
Adult 18+

Study Start Date
06/01/2023

Estimated Completion Date
08/01/2024

IRB Approval #
23-0022

Location(s)

CO Motor Speech Lab
2501 Kittredge Loop Drive
Boulder, CO 

Contact Information

Allison Hilger
allison.hilger@colorado.edu
630-479-3602

What does participation in the study entail?

Participating in one 2-3 hour testing session in which your speech will be audio and video recorded while we also measure your respiratory patterns using bands around your abdomen and rib cage. Additionally, we will be conducting speech evaluation, cognitive and language screeners, and quality of life questionnaires.

What are the potential benefits for participants?

Participants will receive a free speech evaluation for their records. 

What are the potential risks for participants?

The risks are boredom and vocal fatigue.

Is there financial compensation?

Yes. $20/hour.

Is there travel reimbursement?

Yes. For parking.

Who is eligible?

Adults with spinocerebellar ataxia (all subtypes) or Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Link to Enroll

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The goal of this study is to learn how breath control for speaking and swallowing is impacted in ataxia. The results of this study will set the foundation to see if a treatment focusing on breath control could be beneficial.

Link to Enroll: Click here.

About the Study

Eligible Ataxia Types
SCA (all subtypes) and Friedreich’s Ataxia

Type of Study
Research Study

Clinical Trial Phase
N/A

Age Range
Adult 18+

Study Start Date
06/01/2023

Estimated Completion Date
08/01/2024

IRB Approval #
23-0022

Location(s)

CO Motor Speech Lab
2501 Kittredge Loop Drive
Boulder, CO 

Contact Information

Allison Hilger
allison.hilger@colorado.edu
630-479-3602

What does participation in the study entail?

Participating in one 2-3 hour testing session in which your speech will be audio and video recorded while we also measure your respiratory patterns using bands around your abdomen and rib cage. Additionally, we will be conducting speech evaluation, cognitive and language screeners, and quality of life questionnaires.

What are the potential benefits for participants?

Participants will receive a free speech evaluation for their records. 

What are the potential risks for participants?

The risks are boredom and vocal fatigue.

Is there financial compensation?

Yes. $20/hour.

Is there travel reimbursement?

Yes. For parking.

Who is eligible?

Adults with spinocerebellar ataxia (all subtypes) or Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Link to Enroll

View Other Research Opportunities

PRIME-Ataxia RCT

This study aims to determine the feasibility and efficacy of an 8-week remote intervention of high intensity aerobic exercise prior to balance training compared to an 8-week remote intervention low Read More…

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