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Word Learning Study

Does your child have a language delay?

What is the purpose of our study?

Researchers in the Language Learning and Memory are studying word learning in children who have a language delay.

Children with language delays often use language similar to that of children who are 6 months to 1 year younger than them. For example, children may talk less than their peers. They may use fewer vocabulary words than their peers. They may struggle with using grammatically correct speech.

Children receive $5-$15 per session with a total probable compensation of $45-$90. Parents can receive a summary of the child's scores upon request.

Who can participate?

  • Children who are 4-, 5-, and 6-years-old.
  • Children who primarily speak English.
  • Children with a language delay.

If you are unsure if your child qualifies, please call us. We are happy to answer any questions.

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What is participation like?

  • We come to you! Visits can take place at Boys Town Hospital, at a public space like the public library, or the child's home. Parents can decide where to meet.
  • The study involves 5-10 visits during 1 month.
  • Each visit will last about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Children will participate in word learning games. They will complete a hearing screening. They will complete standardized tests that will assess language abilities and IQ.