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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign up to participate in a study? 
Complete the ChiLD Lab Participation Form and a member of our lab will get in touch with you if your child qualifies for one of the studies we are currently running. We look forward to hearing from you!
How long does a visit to the ChiLD Lab take? 

In the ChiLD Lab, we typically work with your child for a short research session, not longer than 30 minutes. Your entire visit from the time you arrive until the time you leave should not take longer than 45 minutes.
How many times do we need to come in? 
Almost all of our studies only require one visit to the lab. Some studies require a short follow-up visit. When we contact you we will let you if the study your child is eligible for requires a follow up. 
How old does my kid have to be in order to participate?
 
We currently run studies for kids between the ages of 2 and 12 years.
What does a visit to the ChiLD Lab entail?
Our research studies are structured as fun games (i.e. playing with blocks, hearing stories, watching videos, answering questions), and your child will receive a small prize for participating. 
When are appointments scheduled?
We are happy to work around your schedule.  Studies are typically scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Can get there by public transportation?
Yes. When you sign up for a study we will provide you with detailed directions.
Can I drive there? Is parking available?
Yes. Free parking is available in the same building as the lab! A research assistant will meet you there with a parking pass and take the elevator with you up to the lab. 
Do I get to see the results of my child's participation?
At this time, we do not share individual results of each child -- instead, we average all of the response of the children in a particular age-range, and report how the general responses of an age-group change over development. You can sign up for our lab newsletter by emailing us and requesting to be added to our mailing list. The newsletter is usually published once a year.
I have more than one child. Can I bring all of my children with me if only one is participating?
Absolutely. A trained research assistant will be available to keep the rest of your children company during the study.