The HRB Prosody Project
The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in University College Cork was awarded funding from the Health Research Board (HRB) for a 2-year research project, investigating prosody in children with spina bifida hydrocephalus and typically developing children. Prosody is considered a social communication skill and is concerned with the way you something, not what words you say. For example, intonation, loudness, pitch, how fast or slow you speak and the stress placed on certain words/syllables. The project began in May 2016 and will continue until 2018.
The project team members include Dr. Alice Lee project lead, Prof. Fiona Gibbon as co-investigator, and Jennifer Harte and Deirdre O’ Leary as the speech and language therapists and research assistants. Dr Olivia O' Mahony, Damhnait Ní Mhurchú and Dr Sue Peppé are collaborators on the project.