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Research

Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU)

The research within The Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) addresses both basic and applied research in speech and language processing. Our applied research includes significant efforts in biomedical research areas such as computational biology and the nascent field of neurobehavioral engineering, which encompasses topics as diverse as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and the discovery of new behavioral "markers" of neurological disorders such as autism and early-phase Alzheimer's disease.

Design to Learn

The D2L Projects focus on research and strategies developed to address the educational needs of children and adults with severe disabilities, such as multiple and "low-incidence" disabilities including deafblindness and autism.

Health Disparities

Our health disparities projects focus on preventable and unjust differences in health, access to health care, or quality of health care affecting people with disabilities.

REKNEW Projects

REKNEW Projects research ways Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can support adults with degenerative neurological disease as they experience complex communication impairments.


The Disability Research Group

The Disability Research Group (DRG) at the IDD provides support for a team of researchers. By developing a team, the DRG is working to improve access to health care, find strategies to address the educational needs of children and adults with severe disabilities, and is leading outreach efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.


University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The UCEDD has a 40 year history at OHSU, developing and leading disability research and outreach efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Current Research Volunteer Activities

The IDD often has research opportunities.  Please check this page if you are interested in participating in any of our research activities or studies.