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We are looking for families with children (ages 6-12 yearsEnglish-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!

Current projects: 

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 and Social Problem Solving in ADHD” project explores how children with and without ADHD understand and solve social problems, and how their language skills may be related to their ability to do so.

Taking part in this project would involve your child completing screening measures of language skills, and watching video clips of children presented with social problem-solving situations, after which they will be asked to answer questions about what they saw.

Taking part in either or both projects would also involve:

Your child completing an abbreviated assessment of his or her 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 hoursat the OIST Children’s Research Center in Onna (an alternate location may be available later) 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.

If you are interested in participating with your child, or hearing more about our research, please fill in the information below and we will contact you!