Child Scientist Needed!

We are looking for research participants!


We are looking for children ages 8-12 who are typically developing or who have difficulty understanding language and/or make grammatical errors but have typical cognitive development.  


Children will participate in 1-8 sessions, which are one- to three-hours long. Children will participate in 2 remote sessions now that will evaluate their working memory, attention, nonverbal intelligence, and language skills. Later this summer they will participate in brain wave recording sessions during which their brain activity to both speech and non-speech information may be collected. Brain-wave recording sessions are structured as games. Brain waves will be collected with the help of a special cap with built-in electrodes (similar to EEG recordings). There is no discomfort involved, and the method has been safely used with infants, children, and adults. 


To participate, children must be native speakers of American English; free of hearing/vision or neurological disorders and conditions such as autism/Asperger’s, head injuries, seizures, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, stuttering, and depression.


Children will be compensated $10 per hour and will receive a small toy (worth approximately $5) at the end of each session. Parents also will be paid $10 per session.


This study has been approved by Purdue IRB (protocol #0909008484).


To participate, contact Jennifer Schumaker at or call 765-543-7619 and leave your contact information.


Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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