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Research Assistant Opportunity

Communication Abilities of Children with Cochlear Implants [Research Assistant]

Professor: James Mahshie

Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Title: Research on communication abilities of children with cochlear implants

Description: The goal of work in my lab is to better understand a range of abilities exhibited by children with hearing loss who use cochlear implants. The research addresses questions associated with speech production, speech perception and literacy. Work involves obtaining speech samples from children for analysis, along with a range of related measures that inform us about listening experience, social economic status, residual hearing, etc.

NOTE: Dr. Mahshie will be away in the Fall semester and is looking for someone in the Spring.


  1. Designing and running experiments; Recruiting participants
  2. Participating in data collection
  3. Analysis of data, including transcription
  4. Maintaining lab paperwork including IRB protocols
  5. Maintaining lab equipment.

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week (average)

Credit hour option*: 1

Submit Cover Letter/Resume to: jmahshie@gwu.edu

*If credit is sought, all registration deadlines and requirements must be met. Students selected to be research assistants should contact Brianna Crayton (bcrayton@gwu.edu) whether they intend to pursue credit or not.