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Paid research study for deaf children

The Language and Educational Neuroscience (LENS) Lab (Dr. Clifton Langdon, Science Director) is conducting a study of language and reading in deaf children. If your child is deaf and knows ASL, they may be eligible to participate.  

During the study, children will read simple words and look at pictures on a screen and make decisions about the ASL signs or English words associated with each picture. While your child is doing this, we will be using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity. We place a cap on your child's head with optodes that shine a very low-intensity light (similar to a flashlight) onto their head. Using this light, we can measure brain activity while your child does reading and language activities. This is a very safe and non-invasive way to study brain activity. 

The study takes place in the Hall Memorial Building on the Gallaudet University campus. The study takes about 1.5 hours and you will be paid $20/hour for your child's participation. Interested? Send us an email at Lens@gallaudet.edu or call (301) 453-6701 (VP).

 This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University IRB. All information will be kept anonymous and confidential. 

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Posted by Diana Andriola | Posted July 10, 2018 at 2:42 PM

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