Participate

Scheduling will take place via email or over the phone, and we will find a time that works best for you to accommodate your family. Once you and your child have been scheduled to participate in session 1, you will receive a package in the mail that includes a LENA device, picture book, and participation instructions for the study. Each session will take approximately 2-2.5 hrs. 

Session 1

You will answer survey questions, read a book with your child and your child will play fun, interactive picture and number games. You will use the LENA device at home after the virtual session. You and your child will receive $30. 

Session 2

1-2 weeks after you participate in session 1, session 2 will take place in Burton Hall Room 113 in the Smith College MIND Lab. It will include using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) scan and other behavioral tasks including games on an iPad. Your child will receive $60 and you will receive $25.

Additional Sessions

If you sign up to be contacted for additional sessions, you and your child will have the opportunity to return for up to 3 more study visits at Smith College throughout the course of 12-18 months. Sessions 3, 4, & 5  will include using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) scan and other behavioral tasks including games on an iPad. For each additional session your child will receive $60 and you will receive $25.