General FAQ

How old does my child have to be in order to participate?

 

     We currently run studies for kids between the ages of 2- and 12-years-old.

When are appointments scheduled?

 

      We are happy to work around your schedule. We now use an online booking system which allows you to schedule an appointment at your          convenience, with times available on weekends as well as weekday evenings.

What should I do if I need to reschedule an appointment?

 

       No problem, just email us at childlab@utoronto.ca to reschedule your appointment.

What do studies involve?

 

       Our studies are designed as fun games, for example, playing with blocks, hearing stories, watching videos or answering questions.

How long does an appointment with the ChiLD Lab take?

 

        It takes between 10 - 45 minutes to do the study with your child, including time spent explaining the study to you.
 

How many sessions do we have to do?

 

        Almost all of our studies involve a one-time appointment. Some studies might involve a short follow-up session, but we would inform you            of this when we contact you for the study.     

What do we receive for participating?

 

        Your child will receive a Junior Scientist Certificate. Additionally, for in-person studies, your child will receive a Junior Scientist t-shirt. For              online studies, your child will receive a gift certificate.

How can I find out the results of the study my child participated in?

 

        We do not share individual results of each child. Instead, we report general responses of different age groups. Click here to read our most           recent newsletter. To receive future newsletters, please email us at childlab@utoronto.ca and request to be added to our mailing list.

How will my child's privacy be protected?

 

        Records and data are stored in a secure location. Your child's name will not be kept with the data; we identify participants using                          codes that require identification keys to which only the researchers have access.