UCSF Dyslexia Center: Seeking 7-14 year olds to participate in research study

Researchers & Authors Seeking Parents/Kids
City: 
San Francisco
Ages: 
School-Aged, Preteens, Teens

The UCSF Dyslexia Center is running a study researching learning differences in children. Our research hopes to discover the unique strengths of kids with learning differences and how these can be used to create new interventions to help them. Our study has been underway for two years and is doing well, thanks to the participation of many involved and passionate families. We are now trying to recruit children, ages 7-14, without learning differences into the study to provide a comparison group. The research consists of an MRI scan and a battery of cognitive, academic, and neuropsychological tests,  as well as some experimental measures of spatial cognition , executive function, and socioemotional function. All testing will take place at the Sandler Neurosciences Building at the UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. We ask that participants come in for one full day of testing, but we can be flexible with our time requirements if needed. Participants can earn up to $100 in compensation for their time, and parents will be given a summary of their child's test results and a picture of their MRI scan. Parking will be reimbursed. We hope that our research will find new insights into learning differences, and help alleviate the struggle many children face in and out of the classroom. If you are interested in participating, please contact our lab by sending an email to matthew.neylan [at] ucsf.edu. You are also welcome and encouraged to forward this post to other families that you think may be interested. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please visit our website at www.dyslexia.ucsf.edu

Contact
Matthew Neylan
matthew.neylan [at] ucsf.edu
(415) 302-1899