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The Brain and Behavior Lab (BBLab) is a developmental neuropsycholinguistic research laboratory in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University - Meridian, directed by Dr. Alycia Cummings, CCC-SLP.

Our research focuses on the underlying mechanisms of developmental speech sound disorders and incorporates treatment techniques that can help remediate speech impairments. By recording brain waves (i.e., event-related potentials or ERPs), we are discovering how children with speech sound disorders perceive and produce speech sounds. Through our speech treatment programs, we are creating efficient and effective intervention methods. Our studies currently involve children between the ages of 3 and 7 years who are native speakers of English.