Word Learning Study

We are interested in children’s word learning! We are looking for babies ages 15- to 20-months old. This study is a one-time, 30-minute commitment. Over Zoom, you will be asked to teach your child a new word. After, we will ask you to complete a language screener. Lastly, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your beliefs about your child’s language, reading, and technology habits.



Grandparent Study

With the widespread availability of internet access and smart devices, we are interested in how children can learn over video chat. We are looking for children between the ages of 4 and 6, and their grandparents to participate! This study is a one-time, hour-long commitment. Over Zoom, children and their grandparents will be asked to watch and discuss a short video and a series of pictures. After, the child will play a fun language game. Lastly, the parent and grandparent will complete a quick questionnaire.

Pattern Alphabet (pABC) Study

We are interested in how children see shapes in the world around them! We are looking for children between the ages of 4- and 5-years-old to participate. This study is a one-time, one hour commitment. Over Zoom, children will play games about shapes and numbers. After, they will play matching games with shapes and photographs. You will be asked to complete a quick
questionnaire about your child and the games they play.

Virtual Reading Study

We are interested in how preschoolers comprehend stories and learn new vocabulary words when they are read to over video chat! We are looking for 4-year-old children to participate. This study is a two-time commitment entirely completed over Zoom. During the first session, children will hear a storybook and be taught words with and without gestures. After, children will play
fun games to see what they learned. About a week later, children will play the same games to see what they remember about the book. You will also be asked to complete a quick questionnaire about your child’s language, reading, and technology habits.