Help us discover how children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to read

A multi-ethnic group of elementary aged children are reading a book in the park.

The Brain Development Lab (James Booth, principal investigator) is looking for children, 10 to 13 years of age, who are deaf or hard of hearing for a study that examines how children learn to read.

This study will involve two visits, each lasting about 1.5 hours. The first visit will be on the Peabody campus and the second at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science.

Visits involve playing computer games, standardized tests, fMRI imaging and a hearing test.

Families will receive their child’s test scores, a brain image and compensation for their time.

Find out if your child is eligible to participate by completing this short questionnaire.

For additional information, contact Rachel Watkins at 615-240-7816 or