Study seeks middle and high school aged children for reading and communication project

James Booth research study flyerSeeking:

Children currently ages 10-16 of all hearing statuses who use signed language, spoken language or both with no cochlear implant or any other permanent metal in the body.

Study description:

This research studies brain development of literacy and how it relates to communication mode and hearing status. There is an initial five-minute eligibility survey to determine eligibility for a longitudinal study, which will measure the child’s abilities on an array of cognitive and language tasks as well as measure their brain activity on language-based tasks at two time points two years apart.

If interested:

Call or email us to express interest, or complete our eligibility survey. If eligible, we will then schedule a 45-minute Zoom call to do initial screening and an online reading task. 


$10/half hour.

Visit requirements:

Two visits of five hours/day or spread out across multiple days to accommodate participants’ schedules. Evening and weekend hours available.

Contact information:

Brain Development Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

James R. Booth, Ph.D.

The study is conducted by the Brain Development Laboratory of the Vanderbilt Department of Psychology and Human Development. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.