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Normal Hearing Children in Third through Sixth Grades Needed for Research Study on Literacy and Hearing Impairments  

Anthony Koutsoftas and Deborah Welling

Faculty members Anthony Koutsoftas, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Deborah Welling, AuD, CCC-A/FAAA, are conducting research that investigates relationships among language, reading and writing abilities in children with hearing impairments or deafness. Currently, they are opening enrollment for the study to include children with normal hearing in order to serve as a comparison group. Any child with normal development in 3rd grade through 6th grade is invited to participate.

Drs. Koutsoftas and Welling are faculty members in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University. The research will take place on the Seton Hall campus in South Orange, New Jersey, and will include a hearing screening and battery of standardized and experimental tasks. Results from the standardized assessments will be shared with parents, and children will receive a backpack, storybook and school supplies for their participation.

The study is being conducted at Seton Hall University and welcomes any 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade child with normal development. All information obtained in this study is protected under the guidelines set forth by Seton Hall University's Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions or are interested in enrolling your child in the research study, please contact Dr. Koutsoftas at (973) 275-2865 or

Categories: Health and Medicine

For more information, please contact:

  • Dr. Anthony Koutsoftas
  • (973) 275-2865