The tasks in our studies are designed to be fun and engaging games that assess language and other cognitive skills. Children may play games at a computer, or face-to-face games involving stories, blocks, shapes, and pictures.  In many of our studies, we use eye tracking technology to measure where children are looking on a computer screen while they play a game involving pictures and stories. This technology simply involves asking your child to wear a small sticker on their forehead as they watch a video.  In other studies, we may measure your child's brainwaves in response to language. This involves wearing a specially designed elastic cap containing sensors that record the activity in your child's brain. All procedures we use in our lab are safe, non-intrusive, and painless. We will always completely explain what is involved in any specific study before you agree to set up an appointment to visit our lab.  Many families tell us that their children really enjoy their visit!