Texas Tech University

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab

The Texas Tech University National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Research Lab will explore interdisciplinary and translational research across unique projects, each treating a specific and pressing health concern.  Two studies are currently in progress: 

Visual Interactive Narrative Intervention (VINI)

This project focuses on the development of an innovative new communication tool utilizing interactive, virtual-reality environments as a rehabilitative tool for stroke survivors with aphasia or loss of speech. 

Animation-Making Workshops (AWS)

This project  use of animated art materials and techniques to assist children with specific language impairments in expanding their comprehension and communication capacities. 

Our research will lead to the development of new tools and lines of inquiry that will multiply the effects of National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored arts and health experimentation across disciplines and communities. We will seek global impacts for our research through applications of our findings both commercial and clinical, ensuring that society at large can benefit from our work. 

The opinions expressed in materials on this website are those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis or the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Endowment does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information included in this material and is not responsible for any consequences of its use. This NEA Research Lab is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (Award#: 1855516-38-C-19).