For Participants

Once you are here:

Once you have parked, someone from our team will introduce you to our office, and take a few minutes to get acquainted with your child. Once the child feels comfortable, testing will begin in a private room designated for testing. As a reminder, parents may not be present in the testing room while testing is being conducted.

For parents: Testing will take between 90 minutes and 2 hours, so feel free to bring a good book, or anything to keep you occupied. Or, if you’d rather engage in some good old-fashioned conversation, any member of our team will gladly keep you entertained!

FAQ

How long will the study be?
In total with cognitive testing and the MRI scanning, the study will be roughly 3 to 4 hours.

What kinds of tests will my children be doing?
Your child will be taking a series of interactive cognitive tests. Some parts of the tests will require your child to converse with the tester, some will require your child to point to the correct answer. Your child will then complete a series of orthographic and phonographic activities while being scanned.

What about compensation for the study? Can I receive cash for my child’s time?
Your child will have his/her choice of various toys and books for completing all of the tasks, as well as financial compensation.

Can I be in the testing room with my child?
No, parents may not be in the testing room with the child, as the testing environment must be very controlled. Even if you believe that your child will focus better with you in the room, we cannot accommodate this, as there are regulations that prohibit us from allowing parents in the testing room while testing is being conducted. However, you may take as much time as you feel is necessary to ensure that your child is comfortable before testing begins.

What will I be doing while my child is being tested?
Since testing will take between 3 and 4 hours, we recommend bringing a good book or something to keep you entertained while your child is testing. Or, if you’d rather engage in some good old-fashioned conversation, one of our team members would be happy to keep you entertained!

Can you send me my child's neuropsychological scores?
No, unfortunately we cannot. The scores are for research purposes only, and we are prohibited from releasing the scores.