Help! Comparison Group Volunteers
We are looking for families with children (ages 6-12 years, English-speaking) who do not demonstrate symptoms of ADHD (high level of inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity) or other learning or behavior concerns.
Please consider helping us advance our knowledge of ADHD by participating in one of our research studies with your child!
1. The “Role of Reinforcement in ADHD” project examines how children with and without ADHD respond to reinforcement (e.g., praise). We hope the results from this research will lead to a better understanding of ADHD and its management, and ways to assist children’s learning.
Taking part in this project would involve your child completing one or more computer tasks, during which children receive feedback or win ‘points’ for certain responses.
2. The “Language skills in children with and without ADHD” project explores the language use of children with and without ADHD across different situations, e.g., telling stories, asking questions and giving directions.
Taking part in this project would involve your child completing measures of their language skills, then listening to and repeating stories and collecting information (asking questions) and giving directions to a member of the research group.
3. The “Social functioning in children with and without ADHD” project explores understanding of social interactions in children with and without ADHD, e.g., how children allocate responsibility for social outcomes and how they expect others to behave toward one another.
Taking part in this project would involve your child completing measures of their language skills (same as above) then answering questions about social interactions shown to them in a series of illustrated stories.
Taking part in these projects would also involve:
Your child completing an abbreviated assessment of their cognitive (thinking) and memory skills, and parent(s) completing questionnaires about their child’s behavior.
The time involved in taking part will depend on the number of projects you and your child decide to participate in. Your child would work with our team for 1 ½ to 2 hours, at the OIST Children’s Research Center in Onna over 1 or more sessions (depending of the number of projects).
We will work with you to find a convenient time for you and your child to visit our Center!
Please fill in the information below and we will contact you, if you are interested in participating with your child, or hearing more about our research!