Welcome to the Pediatric (Pedz) STAR lab

The Pediatric Speech Technologies and Acoustics Research(PedzSTAR)lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University is directed by Dr. Marisha Speights Atkins. Our research team studies ways to use advanced software tools to understand how young children make speech sounds and to detect when they are having trouble learning how to talk. We use speech biomarker technology to detect speech disorders and to measure speech intelligibility.